Economic Crisis: Stimulus for American Innovation?

Economic Crisis: Stimulus for American Innovation?
Innovation
Jeff Squires
  • 23 october 2008

There’s been a bit of chatter around the office here about craft and DIY lifestyles coming to prominence in the wake of this economic crisis.  With sh-t hitting the fan, could these tight times be the impetus for America innovation?  While the DIY scene has undoubtedly been growing for a while now, in both size and exposure, it’s generally been a ‘cultural luxury’ that participants have proactively taken a part in.  While the ethical, environmental, and economic benefits of DIY have always been a consideration; ultimately, the culture has traditionally been fueled by artistic and/or political motivations.

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