Tom Friedman's "A Gift for Grads: Start-Ups" column focuses on encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation.
We need three things: start-ups, start-ups and more start-ups.
Good jobs — in bulk — don’t come from government. They come from risk-takers starting businesses — businesses that make people’s lives healthier, more productive, more comfortable or more entertained, with services and products that can be sold around the world. You can’t be for jobs and against business.
Friedman suggests that we provide green cards to foreign students who graduate from US universities and change immigration rules to make it easier for entrepreneurs to enter the country. As Alan Greenspan suggested, make them buy a house as part of the deal.
Two columnists for the same paper: one who thinks government creates jobs and another who thinks government needs to get out of the way.