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Carl J. Schramm

Entries by Carl J. Schramm

Can Urban Entrepreneurs Save Our Cities?

(23) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 2:19 PM

A battle of ideas about how to save our cities has recently broken out. At issue is a popular "fix" that revolves around inducing members of the nation's "creative class" to alight in a given city and rejuvenate its economy. A respected urbanologist, Joel Kotkin, has accused the...

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College Students Meet the New Normal

(27) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 9:58 AM

Maybe it's me but in the aftermath of the presidential election I don't pick up any frisson of victory and new beginnings among my students. There seems to be a sense of more of the same - only good thing is that Romney's supposed vision of doing bad things to...

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The Startup Act: A Proposal to Jumpstart the American Economy

(140) Comments | Posted July 20, 2011 | 4:50 PM

The US government has tried trillions of dollars of fiscal and monetary stimulus, and yet our economy remains stuck in low gear. The officially measured unemployment rate hovers around or above 9 percent, but millions more are so discouraged by the poor job market that they have stopped looking for...

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Kauffman Foundation: Messy Capitalism Drives Innovation -- And Economic Growth

(27) Comments | Posted January 18, 2011 | 11:20 AM

Since the earliest days of the American republic, entrepreneurs have been essential to the economic growth and social dynamism of the United States.

From Nathan Appleton, textile merchant and entrepreneur in the late 1700s, to the founding of Apple by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the 1970s, entrepreneurs...

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Join the Entrepreneurs' Movement That Launches Today: A "Cause" for our Economy

(12) Comments | Posted September 23, 2009 | 8:18 AM

Nearly every day there's some statistic or factor that's bandied about to demonstrate why our economy continues to struggle. But in all the debates among economists and policymakers over the past few months, one group of people has been stunningly underrepresented -- and it's a group that may actually hold...

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