California State Librarian Greg Lucas discusses the “Library Economy” wherein libraries offer access to information and provide spaces for the collaboration that fosters innovation. According to Lucas, the Library Economy is about finding relationships within information, creating connections, combining seemingly disparate elements to assemble something new of value.
Hot topics like government shutdown, current events like trade war, and corporate themes like social responsibility dominate news headlines and hover above the financial markets like rain clouds. Sometimes they unload torrential downpours of major economic impact. Other times, they simply float across the sky as if only to remind you of their existence. The abstract nature of these forces makes it difficult to comprehend their reach and impossible to predict their influence on your investments.