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Win $500

Tweet Nick Hanauer on why he should link up with IDEAeconomics.

A recent piece in Politico "The Pitchforks are Coming" by Nick Hanauer, Seattle-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist caught our attention at IDEA, also Seattle-based. Here is someone we should be working with. So far we have been unable to get his attention.

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One of our supporters is so interested in making this connection he has put up a bounty ($500) to be awarded to the person who writes the tweet that successfully connects us to Nick.  Here are the rules.

You have to register using the form at the bottom of this page.

Your tweet has to contain @IDEAeconomics and @NickHanauer.

Photos and pictures encouraged. Be creative because Nick has been elusive - he is a busy man trying to make a difference - so are we. That is why we are reaching out for you to be our conduit to make this connection!

If Nick acknowledges yours as the tweet that triggered the connection, you win. If Nick gets in contact but we can not establish who's tweet did the trick, we will award the bounty based on the timing and quality of submissions.

Can a 140-character tweet attract the response that will net you the $500 prize? 

Hanauer's piece and other work (e.g., in the journal Democracy) show an understanding that is a lot more sophisticated than "tax the rich," as it has been labeled by detractors. Nick implicitly recognizes the economy as a complex adaptive system, an "eco-system," a dynamic system. IDEA is built on dynamics, on endogenous money, and on the importance of debt. You can see a couple of our responses here and hereFind the synergies and let Nick know in 140 characters. 

Contest ends August 6, 2014. Only tweets in the spirit of the exercise will be considered. You must be registered to win. [See below.] Have fun. No abuse. Look into the material. May the best tweet win. 

Winner to be determined by Nick Hanauer, or based on the quality and timing of the submissions. Employees, staff and board of IDEA and their families not eligible. Judgment is final. Contest subject to cancellation without notice. Not for internal consumption. 


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