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Is the Axis of Evil a thing of the past? In his latest post, Dominic Basulto outlines how the axis of evil appears to have been replaced by Networks of Evil: the technology regimes such as those in Syria and Iran use to oppress, intimidate and surveil their people.
Barack Obama harnessed the power of his supporters’ social graphs in 2008 to create an unprecedented momentum when it came to online political fundraising. The 2012 Obama campaign, likely to produce the first billion-dollar-candidate, has a custom-built, online fundraising platform. But that doesn’t mean lesser-known candidates with smaller campaign budgets should feel left out of the high-stakes, social media fundraising race.
Business incubators and accelerators are necessary components of a vital entrepreneurial ecosystem that drives job creation and wealth in this country. That ecosystem requires capital to fuel job growth. Black American and urban centers have historically been disconnected from that ecosystem. And, with millions of Black Americans sitting on the sidelines, we don’t need to look much further than ourselves for leadership in changing the equation and brightening the economic future for those who seek to compete in the new innovation economy.
On Thursday night, President Obama delivers his jobs plan. Here is my prescription: We need to provide a safety net to unemployed workers to be sure. But rather than continually extending unemployment benefits, we should offer these people scholarships, giving them a chance to learn new skills in our community colleges or trade schools. CONTINUE READING