If Social Security, the minimum wage, unemployment insurance, and the 40-hour workweek laid the foundation for the middle class in the 20th century, what would be the equivalent for the 21st century? The odd couple of a billionaire entrepreneur and a labor leader have come up with what could be a breakthrough proposal for rebuilding the middle class.
Over the last two months, I've had the privilege of traveling around the country for a new reality series that I created and executive produced for CBS. No, I didn't find the Fountain of Youth, or the Holy Grail, or a unicorn. I found something perhaps even more elusive... I found faith in humanity.
Since the financial meltdown I've had to re-invent how I earn and have created work I can do at home. Being my own boss, I give myself breaks when I need to. Sometimes I'll turn on the TV, but not before five PM: A necessary rule as I have a long history of avoiding unpleasantness, which often means resting before I'm tired.
The Florida senator is the ideal candidate to expand the Reagan coalition while holding on to the conservative base, and he can take shots at Clinton that would sound hypocritical coming from Bush. While his power as a candidate has yet to emerge in the polls, a misstep by Bush will send him straight to the top.