Issue 9

The Pro-Am Revolution
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Published Nov. 30, 2004 - By Demos

Rap infects all popular culture. The Jubilee campaign led to billions of dollars of developing world debt being written off. Linux is one of the biggest challengers to Microsoft. The Sims is one of the most popular computer games ever. These developments have one thing in common: they were all driven by Pro-Ams, innovative, committed and networked amateurs working to pr


Issue 8

Abolish the FCC
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Published Nov. 16, 2004 - By Robert Garmong

"The very existence of the FCC is a flagrant violation of the right to free speech.". After the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the Superbowl, Robert Garamong says, things have gone from bad to worse. Before we give the FCC even more power to censor the airwaves, we ought consider whether the government should have such authority at all!

The Bootstrapper's Bible
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Published Nov. 16, 2004 - By Seth Godin

Available to you once again! There's never been a better time to start a business with no money. This manifesto will show you how.

Legalize Neighborhoods Again!
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Published Nov. 16, 2004 - By David Greusel

America has forgotten how to make cities. With traffic-planning and single-use zoning the beloved neighborhood has been made illegal in most U.S. cities. David Greusel believes it's time for a change back to the way things used to be.

Overcrowded Planet
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Published Nov. 16, 2004 - By Dean Esmay

In 6 years, the world's population will hit 7 billion. Despite the worries, however, there is no evidence of an overpopulation problem, not even close. Read Dean's manifesto for the facts.

Strategy Letter 1: Ben and Jerry's vs. Amazon
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Published Nov. 16, 2004 - By Joel Spolsky

Starting a new company? Joel Spolsky, founder of Fog Creek Software and creator of "Joel on Software," says there's one important decision that you absolutely must make before you begin. It goes to the core of the difference between Ben and Jerry's and Amazon.com, and he explains it all in this manifesto.


Issue 7

Advice to Politicians: Marriage Equality for Same Sex Couples
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Published Nov. 2, 2004 - By Evan Wolfson

A letter from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, to every politician out there explaining exactly why supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do AND no longer politically dangerous. Forward this one to your local and national politicians and change the tide.

Off-Shoring
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Published Nov. 2, 2004 - By Tom Peters

Tom Peters, uber business guru, lays down 20 hard truths about outsourcing. Whether you like it or not, out-sourcing is here to stay. Ignore Tom's words at your peril.

One-Minute Site
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Published Nov. 2, 2004 - By Oliva & Toscani

Spend one minute. Improve your website dramatically. What's not to like?

A Physics of Ideas
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Published Nov. 2, 2004 - By Nova Spivack

Information overload is no longer a novel concept, it's the ever-present nemesis of your productivity. In this manifesto, Nova Spivack describes a unique approach to organizing, filtering, and tracking information and meme spread using principles of Newtonian physics.



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