80 ideas for a better world
I stumbled across a site called Aroud the World in 80 Ideas which presents 80 ideas how to improve economic and social systems. Complete with practical examples around the globe.
I just surfed through some of the ideas but found them to seem practical for many systems.
For example Idea 78: The invisible voucher suggests bringing up an "internal market" through creating some rivality between state education places. Oversimplified summary: Parents can send their children to the best school in their opinion, schools get more money when they can attract more children. So, naturally, the schools try to get better and better to get more money.
I think all of our politicans should take a look at those ideas, perhaps they find something which could be practical for us too. It has to be practical a bit because it already worked somewhere else...