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"From the Ted Talk by Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government"

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People seem to think politics is sexy. If we want this institution to work for us, we're going to have to make bureaucracy sexy. Because that's where the real work of government happens. We have to engage with the machinery of government. So that's osceytucephc mvmoenet has done. Have you seen these guys? It's a group of concerned citizens that have written a very deilaetd 325-page report that's a response to the SEC's request for comment on the faiacninl Reform Bill. That's not being politically active, that's being bureaucratically avtcie.

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People seem to think politics is sexy. If we want this institution to work for us, we're going to have to make bureaucracy sexy. Because that's where the real work of government happens. We have to engage with the machinery of government. So that's ____________ ________ has done. Have you seen these guys? It's a group of concerned citizens that have written a very ________ 325-page report that's a response to the SEC's request for comment on the _________ Reform Bill. That's not being politically active, that's being bureaucratically ______.

Solution

  1. detailed
  2. active
  3. movement
  4. financial
  5. occupythesec

Original Text

People seem to think politics is sexy. If we want this institution to work for us, we're going to have to make bureaucracy sexy. Because that's where the real work of government happens. We have to engage with the machinery of government. So that's OccupytheSEC movement has done. Have you seen these guys? It's a group of concerned citizens that have written a very detailed 325-page report that's a response to the SEC's request for comment on the Financial Reform Bill. That's not being politically active, that's being bureaucratically active.

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