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2 September 2011
New York, New York, United States
The California prison system is overwhelmed after adopting tough-on-crime laws with no improvement. New York adopted more tolerant policies and has decreased the state's crime rate and its prison population.
Wall Street Journal
4 June 2011
New Delhi, India
The country of India has long suffered from extreme income inequalities, with many poor children growing up with lackluster education. The Right to Education Act, passed in 2009, requires elite private schools to admi...
3 December 2010
Two columns on how Iran is treating its massive epidemic of injecting drug use by tackling it as a health problem, effectively lowering H.I.V. rates among drug users using an approach to drugs known as harm reduction.
16 September 2010
Chicago, Illinois, United States
A Chicago Alderman experimented with participatory budgeting, where residents decide how some of their tax money will be spent, by allowing 49th Ward residents to determine how to spend $1.3 million in the district. R...
10 August 2003
Over 3000 Words
Corruption in Mexico is ingrained in all systems and interactions. President Vicente Fox and his administration are trying to change this. Their mentality is that for corruption to truly be fought the government needs...
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