History repeated? Combining the efficiency of markets with the values of community

Category: Business & Economics | NGOs & Government
Published on Apr 06, 2009

My quote of the day comes straight out of a political science textbook, but it rings so true today: “The lesson that capitalist countries needed to combine the efficiency of markets with the broader values of community … did not come to them easily. It took the calamitous collapse of the Victorian era of globalization — into worldwide war, followed by extreme left wing revolution in Russia, extreme right wing revolution in Italy and Germany, […]

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Open Forum Europe: the Openness Imperative

Category: NGOs & Government
Published on Apr 06, 2009

Open Forum Europe 2009 is another highlight in a lengthing list of engagements this spring. I will giving a keynote, along with Vint Cerf,  at what promises to be a lively dialogue between the open source community and European policy-makers. Open standards and open source software already enjoy widespread support in Europe, particularly among governments who fear the influence of Microsoft and other proprietary software vendors. So this year’s conference will examine some of the issues […]

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Georgetown U’s public policy dialogue

Category: NGOs & Government
Published on Apr 06, 2009

I’ve been invited to give a talk at Georgetown University on April 16th as part of its public policy dialogue series. The talk is open to the public, but space is limited so RRSP soon if you’d like to attend. Here’s a summary: From its first few weeks in office, the new administration has emphasized the need for innovation in the public sector and called for dramatically more productive, equitable and transparent services. Fortunately, new […]

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