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Friday Links – 12 October 2007

On the devaluation of traffic – There’s a fairly intense conversation today about how much traffic certain web sites generate over others….  half of all consumers trust consumer-generated media and branded web sites….  In North America 66% say they trust user generated mediaThe United States of Subprime (permanent link) – The Journal’s findings reveal that the subprime aftermath is hurting a far broader array of Americans than many realize, cutting across differences in income, race and geography.  From investors hoping to strike it rich by speculating on condominiums to the working poor chasing the homeownership dream, subprime loans burrowed into the heart of the American financial system — and now are bringing deepening woe.Saying that race is the only factor in these loans is short-sighted.I tell all of my clients that the three most pressing issues in our region are infrastructure and the accompanying politics, water and affordable/workforce housing.

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