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About Civic Capital

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… Continue reading About Civic Capital

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Obama’s plans for information and communication technology

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… Continue reading Obama’s plans for information and communication technology