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Welcome to the Open Source Policy Center | OSPC
"Policymakers increasingly rely on computational models to predict the budgetary and broader economic impacts of current and proposed policies, especially those involving taxes and entitlements. Estimates from these models often determine a bill’s success or failure in the legislative process and public sphere. The Open Source Policy Center's first focus is supporting community-driven projects that analyze the budgetary and broader economic impact of taxes. These models are completely transparent and freely available to researchers across the country. OSPC also provides an easy-to-use online interface that allows students, policymakers, journalists, and informed citizens to interact with the models and learn for themselves about the effects of policies."
policy  simulation  open-source  think-tank 
november 2017 by tsuomela
Tell Google: Stop Killing Monopoly Research
"Our mission was to protect liberty and democracy from gigantic corporate monopolies. When we criticized Google for its monopoly practices, our program’s funding was cut."
google  government  lobbying  monopoly  platform  think-tank 
september 2017 by tsuomela
The Alliance for Useful Evidence
"The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice.  We are an open–access network of 1,000 individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally."
communication  research  scholarly-communication  policy  government  think-tank  evidence 
september 2013 by tsuomela
WonkComms | What is the future for think tank and research communications?
"The strategies, channels and tools used to communicate research are in flux. All over the world, communications teams in think tanks and research organisations are hitting on great ideas and innovations. These innovations are helping their research to be heard, found and acted upon by existing and new audiences. Though many blogs and sites exist that discuss research communications, nowhere is there a space for communications staff working within research institutions to share their practical experiences implementing revolutionary and evolutionary change using digital tools. There is no way for research communicators to connect with and discuss exciting innovations with others just like them, and learn from their peers."
communication  research  scholarly-communication  policy  government  think-tank 
september 2013 by tsuomela
Homepage | Forum For The Future
Founded in 1996, Forum for the Future is an independent, non-profit organisation with a mission to promote sustainable development. We believe there is a practical route to a better future where we – and generations to come – can prosper, sharing the resources of one planet. And we believe business and public service providers have a vital role to play in creating that future.
sustainability  environment  future  think-tank  business 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Society for New Communications Research
The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education foundation and think tank focused on the advanced study of the latest developments in new media and communications, and their effect on traditional media and business models, communications, culture and society.

SNCR is dedicated to creating a bridge between the academic and theoretical pursuit of these topics and the pragmatic implementation of new media and communications tools and methodologies.
communication  research  media  social  internet  think-tank  social-media  non-profit 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

The Center conducts research and analysis to help shape public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that policymakers consider the needs of low-income families and individuals in these debates. We also develop policy options to alleviate poverty.
policy  politics  economics  government  budget  research  think-tank  poverty 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Earth Policy Institute – Building a Sustainable Future | Home
Lester Brown's think-tank. Welcome to Earth Policy Institute, dedicated to planning a sustainable future as well as providing a roadmap of how to get from here to there.
environment  sustainability  green  energy  economics  policy  ecology  activism  think-tank 
april 2010 by tsuomela
World Resources Institute | Global Warming, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Sustainable Markets, Good Governance & the Environment
WRI is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives.
think-tank  environment  sustainability  development  research  economics  energy  business 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)
Since 1978, Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) has been a leader in promoting urban sustainability—the more effective use of existing resources and community assets to improve the health of natural systems and the wealth of people, today and in the future.
urban  sustainability  community  city(Chicago)  environment  transportation  technology  activism  think-tank 
march 2010 by tsuomela
The Young Foundation - A centre for Social Innovation
We bring together insight, innovation and entrepreneurship to meet social needs, with a 55 year track record of success with ventures such as the Open University, Which?, the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Healthline (the precursor of NHS Direct).

Our Launchpad team creates innovative new organisations in health and education.

Our local innovation work includes practical projects involving neighbourhoods, wellbeing and the future of cities.

Our research covers changing needs, crime, social innovation, civility and belonging. We work locally around our base in east London, throughout the UK, as well as internationally.
social  innovation  research  community  activism  entrepreneurship  creativity  design  think-tank  international  city(London)  country(GreatBritain) 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Demos is a London-based think tank. We generate ideas to improve politics and policy, and give people more power over their lives. Our vision is a society of free and powerful citizens.
politics  culture  government  democracy  innovation  policy  think-tank 
february 2010 by tsuomela - Website of Political Research Associates - Toxic to Democracy Conspiracy Theories, Demonization,
"Right-wing pundits demonize scapegoated groups and individuals in our society, implying that it is urgent to stop them from wrecking the nation. Some angry people in the audience already believe conspiracy theories in which the same scapegoats are portrayed as subversive, destructive, or evil. Add in aggressive apocalyptic ideas that suggest time is running out and quick action mandatory and you have a perfect storm of mobilized resentment threatening to rain bigotry and violence across the United States."
right-wing  conservative  rhetoric  bias  conspiracy  reports  think-tank  racism  politics  race  research  america 
june 2009 by tsuomela
The organisation of denial: Conservative think tanks and environmental scepticism - Environmental Politics
Environmental scepticism denies the seriousness of environmental problems, and self-professed 'sceptics' claim to be unbiased analysts combating 'junk science'. This study quantitatively analyses 141 English-language environmentally sceptical books publis
research  academic  communication  environment  conservative  think-tank  propaganda  global-warming 
june 2008 by tsuomela

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