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The Graying of Social Networking Sites
Facebook, MySpace, and many other social networking websites got their starts as places for college students and other youth to interact online. Today, as a new Pew Internet and American Life report shows, online social networks are regular part of the online experience for all... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 09, 2009
Category:  General 
Are Green Jobs Good?
In the clamor for 'green jobs,' many advocates are avoiding the tough questions about whether green jobs are “good” jobs.  If so-called green collar workers are paid minimum wage, the real benefits of a green economy may be limited. A new study from Good Jobs... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 09, 2009
Entrepreneurs Promoting Social Value
Kudos to BusinessWeek for getting the focus right, if not the label. It is looking for the 'most promising social entrepreneurs' in the U.S. – those who aim to both turn a profit and solve social problems.Social entrepreneurship as a concept--using entrepreneurial skills and principles... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 04, 2009
Category:  General 
The Effects of Race on Entrepreneurship
Assuming you are one of the few brave DC residents that don't mind braving a snow flurry--and you don't already have lunch plans--head on over to the Hudson Institute today for a luncheon discussion on the effects of race on entrepreneurship. Robert Fairlie, professor of... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 03, 2009
Category:  General 
Global Innovation Index 2008-2009
INSEAD, Europe’s leading business school, has recently published the latest edition of its Global Innovation Index, which benchmarks the world’s most innovative economies. Given the seemingly unending stream of glum economic news, it’s nice to share some good news. The US still ranks as the... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 02, 2009
Category:  Global 
Three Views on the Economic Stimulus Plans
As Congress continues to move forward with the 2009 economic stimulus package, a number of think tanks are offering their views on what makes sense both for economic stimulus, but also for building a more competitive American economy over the long term.The Information Technology and... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 02, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
The Pathway to Prosperity
What can policymakers do to stimulate economic growth? The Monitor Group, a business consultancy, has recently released an interesting look at global patterns of entrepreneurship. The study, Paths to Prosperity: Promoting Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century, reports on the findings of the Monitor Entrepreneurship... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 02, 2009
Category:  General  Global 
Calling All Women Entrepreneurs
Make Mine a Million, a non-profit focused on helping women entrepreneurs build high profile businesses, has recently announced a new initiative, The M3 Race. The Race is a year-long business growth marathon where women entrepreneurs sign up to meet certain business goals, such as generating... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 02, 2009
Category:  General 
GAO’s High Risk Series: 2009
At the beginning of each Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) publishes its listing of Federal programs and efforts that are at “high risk” for waste, mismanagement, and abuse. This listing is designed to shine a light on these problems areas, and to help drive... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 02, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Greening Our Economy
Some have predicted that cleantech will be the next dot-com boom. That is a possibility, but involvement from the federal government is tricky.  Here is the lead: Making what is urgently needed consistent with what is needed for the long-term is not a bad idea. The... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on February 02, 2009
Category:  Energy  Environment 

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