Editor's Note: this piece was submitted in the past to the CV but was never published.
Training and educating low-income people to find better jobs, and to start small businesses, and promoting social businesses (see Yunus Social Business at www.yunussb.com) could unleash a huge reservoir of untapped creativity. This could be an enormous driver of sustainable economic growth and strength. This could do it much better than trying to bring corporations to the U.S. by cutting corporate taxes. What company would want to prefer locating in a country that trashes its infrastructure? Businesses are attracted to locate in countries that value and grow their infrastructures. Providing real economic opportunity for the poor, and repairing our infrastructure makes a lot more sense than cutting taxes for the wealthy. We need fresh ideas to replace the stale worn out slogans and spin promoted by the current Congress.
David G. Schwartz
Editor's Note: This letter was submitted to Louisa County's paper of record, the Central Virginian, but was not printed, and has been re-posted in it’s entirety on this blog with the author's permission.