Recent NSA revelations bring up some grave concerns about civil liberties. But they also raise other profound questions -- about the privatization of our military, our inflated expectations for digital technology, and the increasingly cozy relationship between Big Corporations (including Wall Street) and Big Defense.
The classic top-down approach to job creation is deeply flawed. It's not enough to simply put more people on payroll. For the economic recovery to truly take off, we need companies that are innovative, disruptive and scalable. The most effective action governments can take to support job creation is to create conditions that support individual entrepreneurs.