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Transformation of the Silicon Roundabout

I recently read an interesting Guardian article ‘The slow death of Silicon Roundabout’ by journalist Cory Doctorow. http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/mar/10/slow-death-of-silicon-roundabout

The article and some follow-on comments, neatly highlight some issues tech start-ups and wannabe start-ups face in large urban cities. 471 more words


Benchmarking Germany: Job Creation a la Merkel

Benchmarking Germany: Job Creation a la Merkel

By Shlomo Maital

change in proportion of people ages 15-64 with jobs, since 2007

Floyd Norris’ “Off the Charts” feature in the New York Times finds clever ways to present complex data in clear, meaningful visual ways. 401 more words

Innovation Blog

Australia: Badgerys Creek to create 4,000 construction jobs

Yesterday, the Australian Prime Minister (Tony Abbott) announced that the second Sydney airport, located at Badgerys Creek would go ahead. Final sign-off on this will create 4,000 construction jobs and potentially 60,000 direct and indirect jobs in greater Western Sydney. 269 more words


Job Creation: Is A Meaningless Job Better Than No Job At All?

I heard a story last week that made me furious. A middle aged man was recounting a tale of getting onto a bus in Pretoria after a rugby match. 384 more words


The Upside of Down by Charles Kenny

The Upside of Down–Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West by Charles Kenny makes the persuasive case that: –Countries like China and India will have larger economies than the U.S. 680 more words

The Relationship Between Fiction And Fact

Unemployment: the Ever-growing Nightmare

As the Labor Department, aided by the traditional financial press, continues to report that the unemployment levels are improving, the truth in their own report is that 74% of the jobs allegedly created in last Friday’s report were either in part time or temporary jobs.  342 more words