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Archive for September 2011

To think, unplug your machines

Advice from IBM on how to foster innovative thinking. Employees are given time on Friday to just think, away from the office cubicle.

This week’s articles of note

“The responsibility of intellectuals, redux,” The Boston Review, by Noam Chomsky “The Fed’s dual mandate responsibilities and challenges of monetary policy,” Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, by Charles Evans “Obama’s economic trifecta: how the President helped kill progressivism, capitalism and moderation,” Forbes,  by Joel Kotkin “Special report: the future of jobs,” The Economist “Gore’s dire […]

After 11 September: their “resilience”, and ours

Thumbnail : After 11 September: their “resilience”, and ours

New Yorkers demonstrated true bravery and heroism in response to 9/11. The same cannot be said for America’s political leaders. Read my spiked article in full here.

This week’s articles of note

“Day’s end: The 9/11 decade is over. The terrorists lost. But who won?” New York, by Frank Rich  “Amid the memorials, ambiguity and ambivalence,” The New York Times, by Edward Rothstein [on 9/11 commemorations] “Capitalism – what comes next?” Thought Economics [Edmund Phelps interviewed by Vikas Shah] “Struggling with a great contraction,” The Financial Times, […]

What the hurricane hype reveals about NYC

Thumbnail : What the hurricane hype reveals about NYC

City Hall’s overreaction to Irene suggests New York City is losing its reputation for toughness and swagger. Read my spiked article in full here.

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