Friday, August 14, 2009

Caution! This is not a civic media site . . .

Even though it tried to be one. But it didn't work out. Its few readers had few comments on the site's 39 posts going back to May of '08. So the site lacked the dynamic give-and-take energy that sustains a civic media. And recently, in calling for President Obama to replace Larry Summers, it took a partisan and personal turn that - oops - disqualifies it from civic media's non-partisan and solution-oriented character. (One solves a problem not by replacing an employee but by finding the right solution, right?)

So I'll not likely be adding more posts now that I'm working to create Chicago WRKS, Chicago's first-ever problem-solving media platform. But I'll leave this blog online because it gathers together a good number of finance writers and economists from whom I've learned a great deal. They are mostly leftists and listed in the left hand column. I would welcome (and in the future will happily respond to) ideas from the center and right. But if you want to know what's going on in the world, it helps to read folks like these. So for now, thanks for reading - and see you at Chicago WRKS or our other sites.

1 comment:

elise said...

Mr. Sewall! You were my headmaster in 83 at TJA. I just started working as a research assistant for an educational psychologist and started thinking about my time at TJA, which was the best educational experience I had, not counting college and continuing ed, or maybe counting it! thank you for the inspiration, glad to see you're a web presence. Hope you're well, and I wonder, are you in touch with any former TJA teachers or students? Thanks for your time! Elise Abrams Miller