In this article, Tom Friedman from the NY Times urges President Obama to begin a national movement to encourage entrepreneurship among the young. He is right.
The way to sustainable economic recovery is not more government made-up jobs by transfering money from private to public hands. It is by destroying the psychological and economic barriers to risk taking, saving, and innovation.
By firing up the imaginations of our young people in the sciences, engineering, and business, we build the means for a new era of sustainable job creation. Countries around the world are racing to create their own entreprenuerial economies. We have the advantage of an immigrant heritage with the attendant 'can do', risk taking attitude.
President Obama's legacy to the generation that put him in office should be to lift the curse of big government so they can lead us out of this economic mess.