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Jay Rosen looks at the history of Business Model-s for News (Journalism). We don't know how the general public that is supposed to have informed opinions will in the future try to inform itself. What we do know is that rich and powerful people will always find the means. Includes links to some good Clay Shirky and Jeff Jarvis bits.
Clay Shirky finally responds re z2003-08-05-EchoWikiBacklash - "Things seem unfocused." This is, I think, the real and core issue - the Echo Standards Wiki isn't wiki-patterned enough... As a result, many of the pages looks like a crappy BBS instead of a good wiki, and pages multiplied without being folded together.
Jon Udell interviews MAPICS CEO Dick Cook on the Jobless Recovery, Off Shoring, China and India. Dick’s a pragmatic guy who outsources to India, and likely will outsource to China too, because he thinks doing otherwise would be noncompetitive. He’s not deaf to the siren song of protectionism, but would rather focus on ways to stimulate American innovation and competitiveness, and he’s compiled a list of strategies: Do more to foster math, science, and technical education. “Other countries are catching up in terms of education and skill, and we all want to ignore that,” Cook says. Make it easier for foreign nationals who earn advanced technical degrees in the United States to live and work here. “There should be a fast track to a green card, so we keep more of those highly educated people in the country,” he explains. (more)
Copenhagen Consensus is based on the aim to improve prioritization of limited means. The world is faced with a countless number of challenges such as diseases, environmental degradation, armed conflicts and financial instability. Copenhagen Consensus takes a new and critical-analytical approach to assessing the effects of international opportunities for solving the challenges. (Public Policy) (more)
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