To crack down on tax evasion by wealthy investors, create an international register of who owns which financial securities

Secrecy allows tax-dodging by super wealthy investors to fester around the world. Here’s one idea from economist Gabriel Zucman ...
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    How to solve low voter turnout in national elections (hint: mandatory city elections)

    If you think universal voter turnout is an impossible pipe dream in the United States, because Congress would never enact a law ...
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      Calling all cities: commit to ending the cradle-to-prison pipeline

      Seattle’s City Council recently passed a resolution that endorses the goal of zero-percent detention of youth and calls for ...
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        IRS: Disclose what tax perks Members of Congress are giving themselves

        Presidential candidates typically release their tax returns as standard practice in the modern era, but most Members of Congress ...
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          Require the US Government to look hard at the human costs of war—the impact on local populations

          Despite the horrific impact of war, the U.S. Government does not systematically look at how the use of U.S. military force affects ...
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            To tackle “NIMBY” opposition to affordable housing, call their bluff with a reserve fund

            When new affordable housing projects are proposed for a community, residents who already live there will often protest with ...
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              Require companies to disclose their gender pay gaps, not just their CEO pay gaps

              Companies should be required to publicly disclose their gender pay gaps, just like the SEC is proposing that companies be required to ...
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                Google: integrate carbon pricing into your search engine

                Let’s demand for Google and other tech companies to integrate carbon pricing or emissions trackers into all their relevant online ...
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                  X Prize idea: technology that can make invisible carbon emissions visible

                  What if we had a way to visualize in real-time the carbon dioxide emissions spewing out into our atmosphere, causing climate change? ...
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                    Law students + citizens barred from voting = organizing for democracy

                    Americans who’ve finished their time in prison should be able to fully rejoin society and undertake one of the most important ...
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                      An international climate club: to give ourselves bigger sticks to combat climate change

                      To prevent global climate catastrophe, humanity needs bigger “sticks” to curb carbon pollution. But how can we enact the ...
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