Indonesia Knows How to Put On an Election

Democracy Elections Organizers Forum

            Newark            Countries everywhere might have something to learn from Indonesia.  Yes, you heard me.  Indonesians know how to get the vote out, even if sometimes their politicians don’t serve them well.  They make voting and election day a celebration and call it a “Pesta Demokrasi,” or Democracy Party.  It works too.  In the last …

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The Huge Value of Blank Checks and General Support

Philanthropy

Pearl River      The Economist is a conservative magazine masking as liberal, which underlines how confusing the liberal designation in politics is these days.  Nonetheless, an editorial of sorts entitled “Start Writing Checks” under a cutline saying “charity” surprised me.  They were coming down foursquare in favor of philanthropists, largely the megarich, their foundations and giving …

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