John Eger

May 18, 2009

Commentary: There Are No Free Markets, Never Have Been ...

Thanks to Wall Street greed and malfeasance in Washington, our fragile economy and the president who inherited it, there was no other option.

April 30, 2009

Commentary: Universities Offer Fix for Obama's Flawed Broadband Plan

"The Obama administration and the Congress want to stimulate broadband development, but the rules for doing so are not clear and won't be until a good chunk of this stimulus funding has already been spent."

November 11, 2008

Commentary: Nurturing a Creative and Innovative Community

The Vital role of art, architecture, culture and commerce.

October 29, 2008

Commentary: Obama, The Internet President?

John McCain, who served for many years as a member of the Subcommittee on Commerce responsible for telecom issues, and for several years as chairman of the committee, has had a long and reasonably attentive interest in technology.

June 30, 2008

Commentary: City State Re-Emerges as a Model for the Future

San Diego Association of Governments presents strategy for the future.

June 3, 2008

California Still at Risk

Our system of education sadly needs not simply reform, but a complete overhaul.

May 6, 2008

Obama, Globalization and the Color Line

"In Northern Ireland, it is religious, in Canada it is linguistic, in Belgium it is linguistic, and in Nigeria it is tribal."

August 3, 2006

America in the Creative and Innovative Economy

If America does capture the high ground in this latest effort to lead the world economy ... it will do so because the hearse is now at the back door of our current economic situation

August 1, 2006

Can China Let "A Thousand Flowers Bloom" Again?

Campaign designed to encourage dissent and dialogue did, in fact, result in dissent and even protest. Although the so-called elite never seriously entertained the propaganda program, it ended soon and dissent was squelched

June 14, 2006

China and the Innovation Economy

"China must export $100 million in assembled products or 800 million shoes in exchange for the value of one Boeing aircraft"

April 19, 2006

We Need a National Infrastructure Initiative

There is a strong and growing desire on the part of cities and communities across America to help shape their own basic communications infrastructure for the 21st century

April 7, 2006

Controlling Government Abuse of our Right to Privacy

April 2, 2006

Controlling Government Abuse of Our Right to Privacy

America need not rush out to create a new bureaucracy to mimic Europe's approach to solving the privacy dilemma, but Americans deserve much more respect from the institutions, both public and private, that serve them

March 26, 2006

The Amman Declaration

Except for little Dubai which boasts the largest Internet facility in the world, we know little about Arab hopes for an IT future

February 17, 2006

Forging a Creative Community for the New Creative Economy

"Keep your tax incentives and highway interchanges; we will go where the highly skilled people are."

February 6, 2006

Creative Clusters and the Urban Economy

Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Oakland, California and Chattanooga, Tennessee, are leapfrogging other cities by capitalizing on the advantages of "proximity and collaboration"

December 19, 2005

The Early Beginning of a New World Communications Order

"Corporations themselves are somewhat stateless and as a result national governments are losing their ability to control much of what happens within their jurisdictions"

November 12, 2005

Will the U.S. Go to UN Meeting of the Information Society Empty Handed?

This "go-it-alone, America first policy" may be appealing to our conservative and sadly, nationalistic instincts. Yet such narrow thinking will not only weaken our technological lead, it will continue to undermine our basic freedoms in the world

October 5, 2005

China Plays Its Latest IT Hand: Freedom of Speech is Forbidden

China has a long history of limiting free expression and periodically calls a meeting of top editors and media professionals from around the nation to warn them against political reporting

September 3, 2005

Teletopia: A New Regulatory Agenda for America

Prices are continuing to escalate, genuine choices have been narrowed, and service quality has reached an abysmal low

July 18, 2005

New York City Holds Hearings on Affordable Broadband

"Their argument is that the municipality is subsidizing what would otherwise be a competitive telecommunications service. Nothing could be further from the truth"

May 19, 2005

American Cities in The Global Knowledge Economy: the Role of Broadband

"Competing interests have intensified a national campaign to quash municipal wireless initiatives like Philadelphia's. Clearly our national communications policies are bankrupt."

April 21, 2005

Meeting the Challenge of Globalization

Nurturing the connected community for the creative age

March 28, 2005

Federal Action Needed to Ensure Connected Communities

'The telco and cable interests have now joined hands to make sure no other city in Pennsylvania gets as creative.'

April 16, 2002

Building a Smart Future

Building a Smart Future