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Morton Bast

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What's your million-dollar idea to change the world?

Every year, the TED Prize is given to one innovative thinker who has what it takes to make a difference -- by putting one million dollars into action in order to fulfill a world-changing vision.

Since nominations are open for the 2014 TED Prize, we wanted to put our heads together with you, the TED community, and brainstorm even further: How would you choose to make an impact with one million dollars? What would you like to see as next year's TED Prize wish to inspire the world?

This is a space for you to get your mental gears turning. If you would like to officially nominate a mentor, colleague, friend -- or even yourself -- head to www.tedprize.org by Sunday, June 16.


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  • May 29 2013: If corporations are considered people.. Legally speaking, that is..

    Require every single corporation to have a specific and limited life span, somewhere in the vicinity of the average human lifetime. They would not be able to will their assets to corporation v2.0 upon expiration, and would have to find more philanthropic ways. My intent and hope is that this would prevent that terrible accumulation of wealth at the top 1% that is poisoning us all.

    I know this idea would most likely take a vast amount of money to make it happen, especially since all of our politicians are bought and paid for by said corporations. that revolving door in Washington needs to be taken out somehow.

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