What most Americans seek and deserve is not unreasonable. They want a renewed social contract -- a national agreement and practice that rewards honest, hard work. I suggest an approach called the American Invest for Success Program.
Technology can be a great catalyst of change, but it cannot be considered a silver bullet to the world's myriad of complex problems. We must involve the creative and cultural industries with the technical.
It is not easy to develop a working relationship between investors, nonprofits, and related government funding bodies, but there is potential here to create the kind of partnerships that are needed to make a difference.
When a company comes to government, we should have conditions that encourage production to stick in our local economy. We should see a clear public good that raises the standard of living for workers and communities.
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