Envying Estonia's Digital Government

The only reason more countries aren't adopting Estonia's e-government system is the absence of political will.

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The most striking thing about Estonia's e-government system isn't the way it allows anyone to file taxes, vote, or receive a medical prescription, all in a matter of minutes and from a single website. The technology behind it is smart, but not magical. The real surprise is that more countries have yet to build similar systems of their own.

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