I am lucky enough to know one of the best technology futurists – Mark Anderson of SNS.  He runs the best conference I’ve ever attended:  FiRE, or the Future in Review (yes – it’s even better than science fiction cons).  But that’s a different topic.  He also publishes a newsletter, and a piece of that content was what he hoped would be the speech President Obama would deliver on the jobs issue.  That speech was so good that Mark was asked to make it more widely available. He complied; it’s posted on his blog, A Bright Fire.  It’s worth reading.