It’s less than three weeks since the new JOBS act opened the door to exciting new crowdfunding initiatives. This could be a sweeping change, an end to antiquated laws requiring startups to get investment mainly from so-called accredited investors. And it could be another deregulation causing a lot more problems than it solves.
For the curious, here’s a quick reading list I’ve compiled, full of excitement, eager anticipation, fears, contradictions, and contention:
1. Drilling Down: What Small Business Should Know About Crowdfunding by Gene Marks on the New York Times
2. Why Obama’s JOBS Act Couldn’t Suck Worse, by Matt Taibbi on Rolling Stone
3. Democratize Wall Street, for Social Good, by Yale Professor Robert Schiller on the New York Times
4. Forget Crowdfunding: Why JOBS Matters, by Bob Rice on gust.com blog
5. What Worries Me About Crowdfunding on the Huffington Post
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