Tags: Obama

About Civic Capital
2008/11/9 (Sunday) | Filed under: dt=podcast,ported from old Blogger blog

I’ve been interested in social capital for many years (though I didn’t have a name for it before reading Robert Putnam’s groundbreaking book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community.) But I’d never heard the phrase civic capital before hearing it used to describe the effect of Barack Obama’s successful “netroots” campaign. The [...]


Obama’s plans for information and communication technology
2008/11/6 (Thursday) | Filed under: ported from old Blogger blog

If you haven’t seen it already, Barack Obama describes specific plans for change on his slick website, change.gov. I find the Technology Agenda page particularly interesting and exciting. Of course, just saying these things doesn’t make them happen. But I’ve never seen a politician articulate so clearly, unambiguously and (seemingly) sincerely information and communication policy [...]


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