Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What's Your Common Good IQ?

We have just 55 days until Election Day. That leaves less than two months for each person to decide who should lead our country for the next four years.  There are a lot of factors to base that decision upon, as the candidates differ on almost every major platform- from plans to recover the economy to laws regarding women’s health.  But perhaps for this election cycle, we should remove ourselves from the combative campaign rhetoric and stop thinking about how we can support one particular candidate.  Instead, we should concentrate on how we can cast our votes for the Common Good.    But what does that look like? Does it mean more parks and shared public spaces, or should it concentrate on policies that promote a rough social equity?  How does the history of our country reflect this vision? Which nations’ policies most reflect a commons-based approach? Which country in particular measures its success in Gross National Happiness?  Take Compasspoint’s Common Good quiz to test your knowledge and find out more!

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