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2009-10-20 We Are The Network: “Economic Recovery… But What Is The New Normal?”

October 18th, 2009

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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?

Join us Tuesday at 12PM noon SL, and thanks for being part of “We Are The Network”!

Best regards,

Joel

Reading links below – have fun and see you soon!

The Economic Recovery: Fast, Slow or Neither? (Wall Street Journal)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125055148430738445.html

Goldman Sachs Wrong On Economic Recovery, Macro Hedge Funds Say (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=auGWGWlnohNo

The Clunker Con (The American Spectator)
http://spectator.org/archives/2009/08/10/the-clunker-con

5 Myths About The Economic “Recovery” (US News and World Report)
http://www.usnews.com/money/blogs/flowchart/2009/10/2/5-myths-about-the-economic-recovery.html

Where’s My Economic Recover (The Market Ticker)
http://market-ticker.denninger.net/archives/1502-Wheres-My-Economic-Recovery.html

Obama Confident Of Economic Recovery Despite Job Losses (The Hill.com)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/61459-obama-says-he-is-confident-of-economic-recovery-despite-job-losses

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