Both candidates for the TX-17 congressional district spent a great deal of time in their only televised debate and in a live stream candidate forum arguing which was using "their own facts" and which was using the actual facts.
I agreed to teach an hour-long class to seniors at my Brooklyn-based high school alma mater, thinking I might inspire some young people to start and operate their own small business, as I myself had done at their age, and to do it responsibly.
The challenge of starting a service oriented business or any small company is that you have no corporate work history, no client referrals, no resume with your company name on it. Often times you feel like a small fish in a very large ocean and no one even knows you're there.
If we want a strong economy we need to do something about it. We need to reverse course and try another strategy. I suggest one based on innovation of entrepreneurs, rather than new federal spending on government jobs.
Today, Judge Henry Hudson heard oral arguments in Commonwealth v. Sebelius, which asks the judge to issue a court order that would stop implementation of the entire health-care law. If that happens, consumers are in for a world of trouble.
The kind of grassroots financing we're seeing more of can be a good deal for consumers and businesses alike, bringing together entrepreneurs who need affordable loans and savers who are dissatisfied with today's ultra low interest rates.