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  1. I am a subscriber to LOWDOWN, Jim Hightower’s progressive publication. Recently he advocated recovery rather than stimulus. What is needed is a grassroots effort to improve our infrastucture and the Green Economy. People need to be producers not consumers.Programs of the past like the New Deal, The GI Bill, building the Erie Canal, the CCC, WPA projects put people to work on useful projects.I remember when Howard Dean stimulted the efforts of the Democratic party on line. What a success it was! Though Howard got into a hollering mode! Could he be called to serve again in a Grass roots effort to turn people into producers instead of consumers.When I receive my stimulus refund I will not use it to consume but in some way produce a better world. We do not need to buy stuff made in China to support their economy. A shopping spree will not lead to a sound economy. We want the middle class to return to its once middle ground.Jim Hightower and Philip Frazer get credit for many of the ideas put forth in the LOWDOWN


    Celia Bolyard

    Guestbook Entry by Celia W Bolyard — March 14, 2008 @ 10:04 am

  2. Hi, John,I just heard your interview with Peter Day on BBC’s Global Business. I’ve ordered your two books from they should arrive in New Zealand in about two weeks.I regret leaving the B-School one year before you started teaching there.Cheers,
    (BA Yale 1971)
    (MBA Harvard 1981)

    Guestbook Entry by Lincoln Berkley — April 11, 2008 @ 9:13 pm

  3. John…It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce you at the AAAS S&T Policy Forum last week. It “forced” me to read your excellent book and gave me a chance before the event to introduce you to some very congruent thinking at the Industrial Research Institute, whose “tag line” is “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Innovation in Industry.” And now, in my current role in education reform, I find it incredible how narrowly those in our institutions are willing to look for potential solutions or ideas to our “wicked problems.” I’m already citing your book in support of open innovation in education. Keep up the good work!….RossGuestbook Entry by F. M. Ross Armbrecht, Jr. — May 16, 2008 @ 8:07 am
  4. very old member of aaas and agree with much of what armbrecht said. however so much of what is wrong with our ed sys was displayed in the continued eulogizing of tim russert, no doubt an excellent newsman/entertainer. i could no locate judah folkman’s phone#, so i looked on web. i had not seen report of his death in jan/08. “angiogenic inventor” i know of many,patients treated with meds results of his various collaborators. my brother was terminal with then called non-hog lymphoma, accepted into first failed trial drug, 2nd trial drug, alive 10 yrs. eight of my friends under treatment for wet macular degeneration, and no end only a beginning of benefits from this very kindly researcher. until our nation gets back to celebrating the se people instead of worst entertainer/sport “heros” of ed sys will continue downward spiral.. Dsc/PhD/ms/ms/ms/ms/ms.Guestbook Entry by oldalchemist — June 21, 2008 @ 11:59 pm
  5. each country can become an innovation-nation by creating direct-democratic institutions like constitutional assemblys of c i t i z e n s, c i t i z e n – parliaments, responsible for direct-democratic law- and constitutional initiatives. if the party-parliament doesn’t accept the initiative, the citizen-parliament can realize that law. for fundamental dicisions like constitutional-reforms the souvereign has to decide after discussion and decision of peoples-parliament.
    the old athens has chosen judges, senators… by lottery. that caused a rise of genial citizens, of creativity and innovation!
    let’s do it again!
    power to the people!get up, stand up, fight for your rights!get more:“carlo di fabio” GOOGLE

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    Guestbook Entry by carlo di fabio — July 15, 2008 @ 8:34 am

  6. Enjoyed your interview in the latest issue of KM. You are right about our schools, yet I don’t see a lot of folks doing much more than tossing money at a failed system. Bill Gates and a few others have criticized(along with you)how our schools, especially high schools, are doing a horrible job in math and science. My take on this is when you homogenize (all kids bright and not so bright)you get kids in both groups who are BORED. Tests are a fools ways of trying to discern what’s going on. Cheers.(no need to publish this).Guestbook Entry by Dr. R.D.B. Laime — July 15, 2008 @ 10:03 am