Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Interesting to me

I usually don't read TPMcafe with high expectations. I usually dislike their economics and I hate their attitude. But Reed Hunt's latest article on China and what we can do to compete is pretty interesting. I think he's got something with the idea that entrpeneur growth is the only way to succeed against china. The part that gives me pause is his conclusion that we need a better safety net to enable people to compete.

American workers ought to be supported by reliable public benefits as they create start-up's, move to new jobs in new firms, and intensify their personal commitment to entrepreneurship. They should have very cheap access to college educations, easy credit for starting firms, portable and individualized savings accounts, cheap and universal broadband communications.

I think that http://www.tpmcafe.com/blog/bookclub/2006/sep/24/the_response_is_everything

I usually don't read TPMcafe with much in the way of expectations. I usually dislike their economics and I hate their attitude. But Reed Hunt's latest article on China and what we can do to compete is pretty interesting. I think he's got something with the idea that start up growth is the only way to succeed against china. The part that gives me pause is his conclusion that we need a better safety net to enable people to compete.

American workers ought to be supported by reliable public benefits as they create start-up's, move to new jobs in new firms, and intensify their personal commitment to entrepreneurship. They should have very cheap access to college educations, easy credit for starting firms, portable and individualized savings accounts, cheap and universal broadband communications.

I think that he's trying to include universal health care into the mix. It's a pretty compelling argument. It hinges on the number of people who are doing a job they're not good at because they're afraid to move for fear of loosing their health care. I'm just not sure that the government would do a good job of administering such a program.

Anyway, it's worth the 60 sec it takes to read it although some of the comments to his post are cringe inducing.

1 Comments:

Blogger Garble said...

For the record, I think me paying for other people's health care is in gerneral a bad idea until I hear the details of plan. I'm open to being persuaded that it's a good idea but the burden's on them.

26/9/06 04:26  

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