2009-10-20 We Are The Network: “Economic Recovery… But What Is The New Normal?”
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This Tuesday, October 20, we will be at the Epoch Institute in Second Life™
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This Week’s Topic
Wall Street says that according to technical indicators the economic recession is over, and that we are in recovery, yet the jobless numbers continue to climb, and we all know that “things are not normal by any stretch of the imagination”.
What is going on with this recovery? It seems that the nature of work is changing in front of us. The kinds of companies that are becoming high fliers are in areas that didn’t exist just a few years ago.
What fallout have we not yet seen? Current estimates suggest that job losses will continue to rise throughout 2010, and that housing prices aren’t at the bottom yet.
Where do we think the recovery is recovering “to”? Will typical employment yield to task and project-based consulting? The impact of the “instant communication globally networked society” is still being figured out, with multiple professions becoming unsustainable, and others appearing. What will the new normal look like?
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Reading links below – have fun and see you soon!
The Economic Recovery: Fast, Slow or Neither? (Wall Street Journal)
Goldman Sachs Wrong On Economic Recovery, Macro Hedge Funds Say (Bloomberg)
The Clunker Con (The American Spectator)
5 Myths About The Economic “Recovery” (US News and World Report)
Where’s My Economic Recover (The Market Ticker)
Obama Confident Of Economic Recovery Despite Job Losses (The Hill.com)
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Joel Foner (SL: Joel Savard)