From Cincinnati’s own Soapbox: Launching the Resilience Revolution

After years and years of reading Soapbox, the excellent online magazine from Issue Media Group, I was delighted to be invited to write a feature article about how the lessons of The Local Economy Revolution can be applied to Cincinnati.  The timing couldn't be better, either -- Cincinnati is on the verge of hiring a new city …

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From the Good Ideas File: Give a Damn

I'm not sure if this really qualifies as a "Good Idea."  But it's good words.  Especially for you people, the ones I couldn't figure out what to call in this book. except for... the People who Give A Damn.  I think it fits. You migh want to print this out and stick it in the …

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From the Good Idea file: We need better 1099 data!

Five Reasons The Government Needs to Start Acknowledging Freelancers | Elizabeth Tse http://t.co/nSnoL7c8yN  In the book, I spent a whole section on the 1099, or freelancer economy, which has been getting a lot of press lately. But one of the biggest problems is that we are guessing, sometimes wildly, about what they are and what …

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From the Good Ideas file: the unintended consequences of Eds and Meds

Could 'eds and meds' be a liability for some cities? Via @AtlanticCities:  http://t.co/CUvb10i2Od  For me, this was the particularly interesting part -- chalk it up to the risks of unintended consequences and counting on magic bullets to solve everthing for us: Eds and meds employment levels were uniformly negatively associated with nearly every single important …

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Good Ideas: Market support for emerging companies

If we're depending more and more on a small business ecosystem, and we have to think of local economies less like machines and more like parkland, then one of the things that we have to start thinking about is how to facilitate the businesses that support a small business ecosystem, like this example from Detroit: …

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