08 October 07 - 17:24 Follow the money
I like these kind of simple taglines to catch a difficult multi-angular topic...'follow the money' and find out where our leaders will take us in the (near) future! (and therefore, what our future will look like!)
The discussion in the Daily Source Code (actually nowadays more a 'Twice-a-week' Source Code :)) was inspired by the ZeitGeist movie (again...check it out!). It will be interesting to see where this discussion is heading to.
My contribution; check out Opensecrets.org - money in politics data.
According to the 'Who We Are': 'The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy. The Center conducts computer-based research on campaign finance issues for the news media, academics, activists, and the public at large. The Center’s work is aimed at creating a more educated voter, an involved citizenry, and a more responsive government.'
It's still all pretty U.S. oriented and should move to a more global standpoint, especially looking at the current shift in economic powers (have you been following the Euro/Dollar trend, crazy! And what about China/India?)
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