Tag Archives: New Federalism

Wake Up, Democrats

In the Kubler-Ross stages of grief, which began on the evening of the last election, the Democratic Party refuses to move out of stage 1:Denial. This map might help Democrats move on at least to Anger–“who is responsible for this … Continue reading

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Political Paralysis

I went to Washington DC this week to pick up an award for my work on Advertising and Piracy from the Global Intellectual Property Center, which is a part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The irony will not escape … Continue reading

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A New Civil War?

Andrew O’Hehir’s latest essay in Slate is pretty damn provocative. It’s titled Welcome to the New Civil War and it pulls no punches. So even though it’s a truism of American public discourse that the Civil War never ended, it’s also … Continue reading

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America 3.0

Here is a speech I gave last month to the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce. It is as close to my “philosophy of everything” as you will get.  

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Hedgehog and the Fox

Sir Isaiah Berlin wrote a wonderful little book called The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy’s View of History. Here is a quick version of Berlin’s thesis. ‘A fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big … Continue reading

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Deja Vu all over again

I must admit that I am increasingly confident that Barak Obama will have a second term. The new poll from CBS/New York Times indicates as I have suggested before that Obama is in good shape. Showing steady improvement since early … Continue reading

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Four Years is a Lifetime

The first post of this blog was exactly four years ago. It’s been a long strange journey and yet I’m struck by how much I feel the same mixture of hope and foreboding. As to hope, I am still struck by … Continue reading

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New Federalism Revisited

I run an Innovation Lab at USC. It is supported by some of the most innovative companies in the world. I can tell you one thing with certainty—the truly innovative companies have learned to devolve power and flatten organization structures. … Continue reading

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Choice Election

The best moment for me in Obama’s Thursday night jobs speech was his description of the basic choice that will be put to the electorate in 14 months. On the one hand there is the Tea Party view. In fact, … Continue reading

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Savage Capital II

This morning it is deja vu all over again. In March of 2008, after having warned my readers for three months that a crash was coming, I wrote a piece about what I called Savage Capitalism. The short selling sharks … Continue reading

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