Is Steve Jobs the Model for a Revived Economy?
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Steve Jobs has the right name for what's missing in America's economy. Does he also represent the way back to prosperity? We look at his record at Apple and its influence in the US and around the world. Also, the White House economic team gets a bold thinker, and the day after Irene—six years after Katrina.
Banner image: Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPad as he speaks during an Apple Special Event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts January 27, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
White House Economic Team Gets a Bold Thinker ()
President Obama today nominated of Alan Krueger to replace Austan Goolsbee as head of the White House Council of Economic Advisors. The President also said that next week he'll announce out several "measures that can help to grow this economy...bipartisan ideas that ought to be the kind of proposals that everybody can get behind." Catherine Rampell is economics reporter for the New York Times.
Why Does Steve Jobs Matter? ()
We'll be talking about Irene and its aftermath for a long time to come. Today, we look at a long-term phenomenon of a different kind: Steve Jobs and his influence not just on technology, but culture and lifestyle worldwide. At a time when America's economy is faltering, Jobs is being called the embodiment of enlightened capitalism. Is that real or hyperbolic? Can Apple, now one of the two richest corporations in the world, survive his resignation? Will other entrepreneurs be able match his record? We talk with people who've studied and known Steve Jobs.
- Paola Antonelli: Museum of Modern Art
- Robert Brunner: Ammunition
- James Allworth: Harvard Business School
- Sasha Strauss: Innovation Protocol, @SashaStrauss
Have We Learned the Lessons of Hurricane Katrina? ()
Though it did a lot of damage, Irene was a pale shadow of what was predicted when New York shut down public transportation for the first time to prepare for a natural disaster. The hurricane killed more than 30 people; damage estimates are $7 billion. Over the weekend, Americans saw President Obama visiting FEMA.
Today, he emphasized that he'd make sure that "federal agencies are doing everything in their power to help folks on the ground." Six years ago today, Katrina struck Louisiana and Mississippi, killing 1800 people and costing $100 billion. Political satirist and part-time New Orleans resident Harry Shearer is also the filmmaker behind the documentary, The Big Uneasy.
- Harry Shearer: Host of KCRW's 'Le Show'
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