Even though we’re closing in on the most pivotal presidential election in recent memory, the major news stories aren’t happening in Washington—they’re happening on Wall Street. With the Dow starting to look more like a roller coaster than a stairway to heaven, people’s fortunes are hanging in the balance of our economic system, which has been nothing if not grossly mismanaged by our government.
To be sure, the root cause of a majority of the US‘s economic problems is a general lack of understanding of fundamental economic principles, both in Washington and in the average American household. Obviously, this is a huge problem, and the only real long-term solution requires an increase in the baseline level of economic understanding.
Educating the masses is no small task, but as the Internet continues to grow, so too does the efficiency of information exchange. The main benefit of this increased efficiency is that people have more collective knowledge at their fingertips, and therefore, they also have the ability to learn more things faster than ever before.
No matter what political party you choose to endorse, know this—the real hope for our future lies in education, not in tax breaks, health care reform, or any other “policy” you care to name.
So, why do I bring this up? Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been lending a hand to the design of Tip’d, a new social community that is smartly positioned as a hub for emerging economic and financial news. The site bridges a fundamental communications gap in a very important niche, and on that basis alone, I would say it has a great chance of becoming a major player in the economic info ecosystem on the Web.
On top of that, when you consider the team behind the site, it’s pretty obvious that Tip’d is a lead-pipe lock for becoming the most efficient, comprehensive source for financial news and information.
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Interesting Fact About the Tip’d Blog Design
While you’re checking out Tip’d, be sure to visit the blog. Believe it or not, the blog is running the Thesis WordPress Theme, and I was able to recreate the Tip’d design on the Thesis framework in a mere 1.5 hours.
Think about that for a second.
An entire custom design set atop a world-class, futureproof HTML framework… in an hour and a half.
Believe it. The Web design game is changing in a big way, and I’m doing everything I can to lead the charge.