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Providing a way to trust your neighbors might help maintain a stronger sense of community by calming, fears of "stranger danger."

Providing a way to trust your neighbors might help maintain a stronger sense of community by calming, fears of "stranger danger."

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 A new corporate model for higher Ed institutions that allows for students to pay a percentage of their future earnings in lieu of any tuition. This way, universities instead of individuals will take the risks of education expenses.
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A new corporate model for higher Ed institutions that allows for students to pay a percentage of their future earnings in lieu of any tuition. This way, universities instead of individuals will take the risks of education expenses. ..

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Debbie commented on percentage pay university

The most lucrative careers are the ones with the most public impact...engineering is almost a synonym with innovating, doctors are helping people survive and lawyers are supposed to be defining the boundaries and norms of society. People choose what to do with their careers on their own and unfortunately the incentive to improve personal gain sometimes wins over, but that might just be because people are told that its ok to think that way. The only way around that is to redefine social norms and to re-prioritise. I think it's a simple miscommunication about WHICH public service this type of project attempts to address. The proposal aims at reducing the difficulties faced when receiving a higher education which should reduce the need for public services involving helping the less fortunate, since by volume there would be fewer less fortunate people by giving them a stronger opportunity to not be the less fortunate.
But also something wonderful that may be a side effect would be a new population that has an internal sympathy and connection to the less fortunate (who would become empowered)...the priorities of the new professional class would be slightly different from the priorities of the current professional class.

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Debbie commented on Think Pods

wow I didn't even know that incubators already existed that's amazing :) and it makes me very happy to read about it! Until recently I could only imagine startup companies getting involved in programs like this, now the question is how to get the rest of the world involved I feel like there is tons of untapped potential in the human population that is not being used.