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It's Not Just Nice to Share, It's the Future: Blue Bikes in the Cities

It's Not Just Nice to Share, It's the Future:  Blue Bikes in the Cities | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

With collaborative consumption — the growing new economy based on access instead of ownership —you don’t have to buy a bike, car, prom dress, DVD, or chainsaw. You rent it or swap for it.

...collaborative consumption is a way to live light, waste less, to protect the environment, to create and associate with a community of like-minded people. But it’s not just a phenomenon of the hip. For everyone, it’s a way to de-clutter and save money. 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I first saw the blue bikes in the St. Paul, MN area.  That this discussion and event is happening in NYC may also be a sign of city health returning.  ~

Nassim N. Taleb, the author of Black Swans and Anti-Fragile, specified bikes as an example of something "anti-fragile," or something that improves with some abuse.  In this example, I can see why with a more systemic look. at access to bikes.  ~   D

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New Approaches on the Fed Fast Track: Did Charles Evans Save the Recovery?

New Approaches on the Fed Fast Track: Did Charles Evans Save the Recovery? | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it
Chicago Fed president Charles Evans has gone from dissenter to intellectual leader in just a year. The future of the recovery might be at stake
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

When a post features statements like this, " just a year later, the Fed has fully embraced the so-called Evans rule by linking interest rates to the unemployment rate." - it's time to take notice of what captured minds, as well as hearts and the hands on the wheel of interest rates change."  ~  D

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