***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Maybe a little tangential to recent discussion on 'transition and personal networks' but does link to Barry Wellman's conjecture on network size and GNP. Consider the recent decline in US and UK stockmarket indices - plenty of sound, traditional reasons for this (today: AOL/TimeWarner...wow!) But given the rise of network economy - with the proliferation of SMEs - has this structural change meant a redistribution of profits from larger public corporations to privately owned firms (who are leaner, more flexible, and so on, ...). Are we at a tipping point in the evolution of Capitalism? Thoughts? best, nick _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.