While the economic reports of the day are only modestly improving, there are pockets where small employers are thriving. In their success, we can rewrite the narrative of American economic strength and prosperity -- if we listen and learn.
Mayor Bloomberg's We Are Made In NY program represents both a civic movement and an effort in entrepreneurialism. In observing the mix of effort and impact, what knowledge can be applied nationwide about job creation in the fastest growing sector of our American economy?
We see a label such as "small" or "medium," and we think accordingly. Yet these small and medium businesses pack a punch well outside their weight class. Give them the tools, and they will get the jobs back.
One of the great lies of our time is that raising taxes on the wealthy hurts job creation and undermines economic growth. There is absolutely no evidence anywhere in the world that this claim is true. In fact, all the evidence points to the exact opposite being true.
In 2009, the founders of San Francisco startup Getaround had an industry-tilting idea: Since the average car is idle most of the day, it would be more efficient for people who only need cars for short periods of time to rent from existing owners.
Natural disasters make people remember why it is so important that we have a society where we have each other's back. They make us remember that government is the name we give to the things we choose to do together.
By overplaying his hand, Romney allowed the deft, if defenseless, Obama to charm his way back into the hearts of swing voters, while revving up his base. In an election that will come down to the ground game, such enthusiasm is key.