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The Rural Brain Drain

09/30/2009 1 comment

This article was shared with us by one of our LinkedIn groups: Iowa Innovation Gateway

The Rural Brain Drain
5605 rural brain drain

Steve Schapiro
A road in rural Iowa

By Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas

What is going on in small-town America? The nation’s mythology of small towns comes to us straight from the The Music Man’s set designers. Many Americans think about flyover country or Red America only during the culture war’s skirmishes or campaign season. Most of the time, the rural crisis takes a back seat to more visible big-city troubles. So while there is a veritable academic industry devoted to chronicling urban decline, small towns’ struggles are off the grid.

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"Here Comes Everybody"

09/22/2009 Leave a comment

“Here Comes Everybody” – A video of Clay Shirky (the author) talking about the book:

Clay Shirky, author of the just released “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations” speaking at Harvard Law School’s Austin Hall on Feb. 28,2008 hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School

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Iowa Innovation Gateway – "The Importance of Ripple Effects"

09/16/2009 Leave a comment

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“Here is an article by Time Magazine that does a great job illustrating the “ripple effect” concept. The article points out how even one job loss in a well-established industry such as manufacturing can quickly lead to additional los Read more at EMSI Resource Library ” Analysis & Reports ยป

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