Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Bridge Across the Valley of Death

In this video, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Austan Goolsbee makes clear why we need to get past the useless and stale debate over whether government is evil or business is evil. Aren't we bored with that already? Shouldn't our political debates go beyond whether government should raise taxes or cut taxes, increase spending or cut spending? Instead we might want to talk about what we should be spending money on. We need to talk about practical solutions that help businesses succeed, whether those come from government or from the private sector. If we can re-frame the debate in this way, everyone can participate in contributing ideas, because we all share the goal of helping small businesses succeed.

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