Around the world you can find many worthy ideas that are embodied in public policy. These projects - a great example of what it's like when the state takes care of its citizens. Who knows, perhaps we shall find a time when at least cool things will be implemented in our country. Let's go through some of the brilliant ideas from around the world:
1. Income tax reduction for the period of the New Year holidays
All we spend New Year period huge amounts of money. The Norwegian Government has received very humane, reducing the income tax twice in November to have in the next few months, people can dispose of the money saved by purchasing gifts.
2. Box with everything you need for every mom
When my mother became a citizen of Finland, the state provides its so-called Maternity Box (box for mom), which includes everything you need to care for the newborn: a sleeping bag, sheets, mattress, socks, diapers, overalls and other necessary baby items. The box is sometimes used as a cot. Not surprisingly, in terms of mortality among children Finland is one of the last places.
3. Do not violate the rules of the road? Get a lottery ticket! B>
In Stockholm, a part of the fines, which pay for speeding, there is a special lottery fund. The lottery involved those drivers who have never violated the traffic rules. So, just nothing is disturbing, you can win up to $ 3,000. A good incentive to be a conscientious driver.
4. Savings fund tax on oil
In Norway, there is a large savings fund, which receives money from oil taxes. As of January 2014 they were able to raise $ 828 billion. These funds are intended for future generations, or will be used, if suddenly something happens.
5. The size of the fine is determined by income
Admit it, that one - a lot of money, to another can be sheer trifle. A fine shall be valid for everyone who pays it, because what's the meaning of it then? In Finland and Sweden, the fines are calculated as profit a man for a certain number of days. If you are fined 30 dagsböter, then you have to pay an amount proportionate to your income within 30 days. A case where a resident of Finland, who earned $ 11 million a year., Was fined $ 200,000 for speeding.
6. The fee for garbage weight
In Germany, people are paying for the weight of the garbage that is thrown (just over $ 4 per kilogram). This helps to deal with the landfill and good for the environment, because in order to save people recycle or compost the waste.
7. Reducing the period for reading of prisoners
Every Brazilian inmate can reduce his sentence by 48 days a year, reading books and making reports on them. If a person is good at, he robbed 4 days for each book. This program aims to increase the level of intelligence and education among the prisoners. Statistics show that people who participated in this program, 30% less than the level of reoffending.
8. Compulsory voting
In Australia, the vote - a mandatory procedure for every citizen of the country. Turnout there each year is 95%, and prescribe penalties for failure to appear. Therefore, even if a person does not want to vote, he still comes to the elections, and that is drawing on its bulletin.
9. An anonymous test at * Seals
In the Netherlands, you can anonymously pass the test at any of the seals on the * and get advice on issues of interest. This is true even forbidden to * seals, and if you ask for help, no one has the right to arrest you.
10. All new citizens free access to the museum
Anyone who becomes a Canadian citizen automatically receives an annual subscription for free admission to all museums in the country. Thus, the state attaches people to their country's rich culture.
11. Government vehicles must haul all comers for free
Number of cars in Cuba is very small, so when people come to see past the state machine, it can get a ride, and they have no right to give up, because it is regulated at the legislative level.
12. Students get money for books
In Sweden, students receive from the state about $ 187. These funds not only help pay for school supplies, but also provide a high attendance of higher education institutions.
13. Ce * s with disabilities sponsored by the State
Dutch nationals with disabilities receive from the state money to pay lo * sualnyh services up to 12 times a year. The move has helped reduce the incidence of depression among people with disabilities, many of whom have not given the chance to test their lo * sualnye opportunities.
14. Ordinary citizens may use the official Twitter of the country
Each week management twitter account Sweden transmitted random person. This idea aims to show the face of the country as an example of its ordinary citizens.
15. Three times less advertising
In most European countries and the United Kingdom introduced a restriction on advertising sales. During the largest loads it is possible to broadcast only 8 minutes per hour.
16. Bicycles instead of cars
In 10 years, all the children in the Netherlands are test driving the bike, showing both practical and theoretical knowledge. This practice has led to the fact that 30% of citizens use the bicycle as the main means of transportation.
17. Free travel on the subway for squats
At one of the stations of the Moscow metro, you can get a free ride for 30 sit-ups in front of the camera. This innovation is intended to reduce the level of obese people.
These wonderful innovations guaranteed to make everyone's life better and more enjoyable. Perhaps some of them once and we will introduce. Or maybe even come up with something better. Let us hope that we are lucky to catch the global changes in the relations between the state and its citizens.