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Its still the Economy Stupid!

Dear Barack Obama,

I highly doubt you will read this, but hopefully one of your aides and campaign works will. What went wrong in Ohio, New York, and subsequently, Pennsylvania is that you need to hit home new economic solutions with low income workers. They care most about the economy, pardon me, "stupid". There needs to be a new policy suggestion to help the poor and downtrodden. That is what makes you a democrat and these people currently aren't seeing that. More effort needs to be given to these people directly. More than just changing healthcare, education and getting out of the war or appealing to their distrust in Bush. They are looking for a new approach for their economic blight. As much as I can see the booms in the 1990s was more attributed to new gadgets created by Microsoft and Apple than any industrial policy. I am a student in public administration in Miami, FL and I am interested in Local Economic Development. In the U.S. we have used the HUD's prog…

Hoy seguí de Entre Rios

Hoy seguí

Hoy seguí artificios
como el sol
creí que había tantas palabras gastadas
es natural

Despertar
sin descansar
despertar
sin descansar

Subí sabiendo
a sensación
soñé que decías las cosas de siempre
me equivoqué

Al despertar
sin descansar
al despertar
sin ver el sol

Natural
hoy seguí artificios
como el sol

ODI Think Nets Comment

What about the instigators and specialist? @ Thursday, April 10, 2008 3:27 PM

Your idea of think-nets is a cleaver one. But the idea of specialization will not disappear with the use of information technology. Hopefully, it will allow a more even playing field of idea sharing to be more dispersed, as you have outlined, but it will not be entirely eliminated. You forget there are people who spend their full lives analyzing one problem. The potential for him or her to receive new information more readily is conceivable but there will not be complete elimination of specialty analysts. Regardless, think tanks do rely on smart people who can synthesize information quickly, which is a talent not everyone has. Hopefully the Web will link more people together through the tools you propose. Furthermore, there has not been an elimination of new papers with the Web; rather the quality writing you expect from the media outlet has created a brand, if you will, for quality and assurance of valid in…