21st century journalism will be about controlling and having access to the "stack" -- taking vast amounts of raw information and transforming it into useful material for telling interesting and important stories.
President Barack Obama is refusing to back a bill that could create millions of jobs in the private sector. The bill, the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act, H.R.2568, was introduced by Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson last May.
There's taxpayer money going into the hands of the very people attacking U.S. troops and the contractors who risk their lives for a paycheck. 260 of those workers took that risk and lost over the last year, and their names will likely never be known.
It does not make sense to give billions of dollars a year in federal small business contracts to corporate giants, and then turn around and try lending billions of dollars to small businesses who are floundering.
What percentage of Americans would agree that Fortune 500 firms should not be receiving federal small business contracts? 100 percent would be very close, but that doesn't seem to matter to Congress and the Obama Administration.
It's near-impossible to get a job or health insurance if you are over 50. I wonder what the effect would be if the government started again enforcing its own rules on age discrimination and contracting.
With a new emergent phase of democratic and quasi democratic regimes, can enhanced executive power linked to globalization be reoriented to better, noncommercial goals, like climate change, global hunger, or poverty?