reply to post by Dbriefed
What a weird way to look at lufe.
Only successful people can be successful is what you seem to be saying.
I'm saying that there are hundreds of thousands of potentially successful people within our country who lack only the seed capital to create new
products, new companies, new paradigms. Anyone who can take $50k and create a new product to build a company around would be very successful in my
book, and I would expect several thousand to emerge from such a program.
Look around you: how long has it been since you've seen an actually new
product? Most"innovations" are merely embellishments of
long-existing ones. We live in a fairly sterile business environment that emphasizes stability over innovation, gambling over invention, lobbying over
The old capitalist class is done, bankrupt of any ideas other than creative gambling and new fee structures.
All across the country there are innovators, dreamers, and designers whose inventions would upset the current business applecart, so those ideas will
neer see the light of day until and unless a program gets money down to the root level.
We've tried showering the top of the economy with trillions of dollars of grants and they've created zero jobs with it, because their goal is to
reduce the cost of labor. They aren't interested in job creation.
We need to restart the economic plankton: those companies too small to count on the corporate scale, but whose existence is vital to real job
creation. We need money injected into the bottom of the scale, money that will generate growth and jobs.
Everything tried so far hasn't worked and we are slowly twisting in the winds of decline and decay while the banksters party. Sure, it's a gamble,
but what have we got to lose? $5 billion isn't that much, and the stimulus effect alone would be far out of proportion to the risk. When you factor
in the potential new products and new companies, it seems like a sure winner.
[edit on 27-7-2010 by apacheman]