Skip to comments.The Next American Frontier
Posted on 05/19/2008 12:21:33 PM PDT by giant sable
The entire world seems to be heading toward points of inflection. The developing world is embarking on the digital age. The developed world is entering the Internet era. And the United States, once again at the vanguard, is on the verge of becoming the world's first Entrepreneurial Nation.
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Great! Let’s tax the entrepreneurs into oblivion to create a disincentive! I mean - sheesh - why should anyone get rewarded for their own ingenuity while the chiiiiiiildren suffer?
Besides, they’ve got the money. They should support everyone else who was either too stupid or too lazy to be an entrepreneur themselves. It’s only FAIR.
the United States, once again at the vanguard, is on the verge of becoming the world’s first Entrepreneurial Nation.
Well! Barack Hussein Obama isn’t going to let this happen. Just wait ‘til he gets wind of this!
I saw those, they look pretty cool. Not sure whether to get a Chumby or a Nabaztag - don’t really need either of course!
There is a solution to this. Most of these people are concentrated in government jobs which they view as a lifetime entitlement.
Start retiring the bottom quintile at age 35, so that only the top performing 1/3rd are left by age 40 and only the top 1/8th or so are left by age 45.
The only replacements they can hire must be people over age 62 who are willing to forego social security in return for a government job. Most of these worker bees could even be employed at home or in local centers with little loss of service felt.
The government could only grow as fast as they could convince geezers to serve. The line between the two Americas, those who produce and those who consume tax dollars, would begin to disappear.
As the geezer supply stops growing . . . with the boomers passing into history . . . then we might actually be able to shrink government.
Your plan has merit, but you must understand that the principal purpose of government is to provide employment for the members of the public service labor unions. Until those unions are broken, there is nothing that can be done to fix that segment of society.
The Frontier was declared closed in 1890. That’s it, forget it until the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty is repealed. Don’t even bother trying to declare this commerce thing the moral equivalent of the Frontier. We know what the Frontier is and this isn’t it.
The unions are not broken, they are just becoming less effective in the tidal wave of global competition. America will change and be innovators and entrepenuars out of necessity. In between, large groups of Americans will be displaced and many promises from government outright broken. But first I assume we’ll see a three or four year stint of socialism to attempt to resist the sacrifices leadership and citizens must make to retain the good life in America. Right now it’s the citizens that are suffering with politicial leadership gridlocked and business leadership already skinned the goose and leaving the carcass for the citizens.
Very interesting article and I think the author has identified the new trend. I see many more people becomeing self-employed. The days when you could work for 30 years for one company and be confident that company would take care of you is long over.