While I applaud my Republican colleagues for engaging in a discussion on the national debt, simple "back of the envelope" analysis demonstrates that spending cuts alone will never soundly address this critical economic issue.
In Saudi Arabia competitiveness has become a national policy since 2005 when we launched a plan we dubbed the "10x10" initiative. Since then I've enjoyed a many great opportunities to clarify my thoughts on the idea of competition.
As the world moves faster and faster and tools get better, businesses need good planning more than ever. Unfortunately, as the need has grown, so too has the size of the whoppers that experts who should know better tell.