Saturday, April 07, 2007

High Hope for Regional Focus

It sounds like the right goals, but I remain skeptical about it happening anytime soon. At the the New(s) England Revolution conference in Lowell, four machers called for MSM and bloggers to goad politicians and other leader into regional thinking.

Columnist Neal Pierce, policy analyst George Hamilton, UMASS-Lowell academician William Mass, and Montana-based regional publisher Jonathan Weber concurred on what needs to occur. Most will follow in future posts. However, the gist is that the six New England states are wasting time, money, effort and brains trying to solve their issues without a regional view.

One surprising solution would be, according to Pierce, getting newspapers and other MSM to call for regionalism, and to take governors and legislators to task when they fail to act with that in mind.

Note: Cross-posted at Left Ahead!

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