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McKinsey Global Institute: The Net's Sweeping Impact on Growth, Jobs, and Prosperity

Research prepared by the McKinsey Global Institute and McKinsey's Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice offers the first quantitative assessment of the impact of the Internet on GDP and growth, while also considering the most relevant tools governments and businesses can use to get the most benefit from the digital transformation.

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FT: Think Again

Author: Shawn Donnan

In his piece for the Financial Times Magazine, Shawn Donnan discusses Google's latest venture into the world of philanthropy: Google Ideas. Described as a "think/do-tank", it either amounts to a bold attempt to stretch the boundaries of corporate social responsibility, perhaps even to rewire the entire role of business in today's world -- or, with its brief to find solutions to some of the world's most intractable problems, the ultimate expression of new tech bubble bravado.

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Grounding an American Dream

Author: Keith Perine

NASA's human spaceflight ventures may be fading away due to continued underfunding, despite perennial efforts by some members of Congress and the science community, reports Keith Perine.

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Atlantic Monthly: The Moguls' New Clothes

Authors: Bruce Greenwald, Jonathan A. Knee, and Ava Seave

Bruce C. Greenwald, Jonathan A. Knee, and Ava Seave say media companies will continue to dissapoint their shareholders until they are able to "jettison the flawed thinking" they've followed over the past two decades.

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Politico: Can Green Jobs Save Us?

Author: Jeanne Cummings

Both Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) have pledged to by create millions of "green jobs" for Americans. Politico asks whether either of the candidates' plans can really jumpstart the U.S. economy and ease the energy crisis.

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