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Keren Banget Seminar LIVE 3 Negara Ini


Klik di sini kalau mau nonton. Secara teknis streaming-nya tidak putus, dan bahasannya juga menarik: tentang dampak sosial ekonomi atas penyelenggaraan Olimpiade, LONDON 2012.

Seminar ini diselenggarakan oleh The Economist, di 3 negara secara paralel. Penontonnya adalah penduduk dunia yang sudah mendaftar (register) secara online. Yang pasti pengalaman baru bagi penggila informasi dunia, tanpa harus membayar tiket pesawat, tanpa hotel… cuma piyama dan segelas susu hangat menemani.

Bahasannya harus menjadi pemikiran kita bersama. Membangun infrastruktur sekeren Wisma Atlet, lupakan dimensi korupsinya. Think positive, infrastruktur sebuah kota dibangun untuk kota. Kegiatan akbar seperti Olimpiade atau Sea Games itu diselenggarakan untuk kesejahteraan rakyatnya: “The city for the games, or the games for the city.”

Aftermath? Rakyat setempat setidaknya bisa menggunakan infrastruktur olahraga, yang kemudian menjadi ramai dan penjual makanan minuman atau suvenir bisa turut mengambil keuntungan. Jadilah sebuah tempat poros kegiatan yang bisa dimanfaat setelah acara akbar itu selesai.

Lihatlah bagaimana kompleks Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan, Jakarta hingga hari ini digunakan rakyat. Warisan Soekarno dengan mengambil acara akbar ASIAN Games IV di tahun 1962…

foto diambil di sini dan di sini

 
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Ditulis oleh pada Juli 14, 2012 in economics, economy, olympics

 

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Partners in Crime


Me and my husband quarrels mostly not about our 3 boys; more often on how to perfect our start-ups. Competition five years ago was not the same as today, yet we argued mostly on strategic handling. I’ve read different books, probably. He’s into technical, I am more to, well, not too many but economics and politics.

Obama and Hillary shall be “crowned” separately, or shall be coupled as a package to carry on the state legacy: economic reform. John Edwards, another Democrat candidate who already dropped out of the race, was highly appraised by Paul Krugman, writer of The Return of Depression Economics (1999) and op-ed of The New York Times. The latter I admired for oh-so-many writings that are smart and inspirational. Krugman wrote yesterday that “[I]f Democrats manage to get the focus on their substantive differences with the republicans, however, polls on the issues suggests that they’ll [Barack and Hill] have a big advantage. And they’ll have Mr. Edwards to thank.” Who adored who? But between Republicans and Democrats, Barack and Hill, or Barack-Hill and Edwards-Krugman, surely they have the nodes and ties to face next issues.

The Return of Depression Economics

However, partners in crime sometimes can be a one-way traffic. Social Network Theory is about nodes and ties, of values, visions, idea, financial exchange, friends, kinship, dislike, conflict, trade, web links, sexual relations, disease transmission (epidemiology), or airline routes. The resulting structures are often very complex (wikipedia). I adored my online teachers whom I never met IRL. I adored Krugman, God knows where he lives! But even my husband has put me into today’s thinking that has not occured ten years ago. Ain’t we all partners in crime, one way or another?

 
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Ditulis oleh pada Februari 2, 2008 in economics, economy, non-specific, politics