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  1. marmico

    Are you serious?

    You actually think that a survey of 74% “entrepreneur opportunists” in 2009 is statistically significant compared to 78% in 2013. Good grief!

  2. Todd Mason

    Entrepreneurial activity has in fact declined according to the Kauffman. But Mr. P neglects to say that it is down from an all-time high in 2009-10 when necessity was the mother of invention. Doesn’t fit the narrative of enterprise sapping Obamanomics, you see.

    1. But Mr. P neglects to say that it is down from an all-time high in 2009-10 when necessity was the mother of invention.

      LOL. Excellent bench mark, Turd Man.

      I can run faster than when I had a broken leg. Guess that means I’m ready for the Boston Marathon.

      1. Todd Mason

        Kinda early to write off the classes as 2009 and 2010 as one-legged marathoners, no?

        The wingnut narrative is that makers only start businesses when taxes and regulations are minimal, while takers are just look for ways to get on the dole. So, yes, that ’09 and ’10 had more starts than at any point in the Kauffman series’ 18-year history does, in fact, demonstrate that the wingnut narrative is both obnoxiously arrogant and wrong.

  3. With each passing week, I’m becoming more and more convinced that the “way out” of our current economic troubles involves creating new ways for people otherwise left behind by the emerging digital economy to connect to it.

    In some ways, for many people, the formulations:
    1) if your skills no longer needed in vast quantities then get new skills so you can contribute in new ways to earn a new paycheck
    and
    2) if you lost your job, make your own new job

    are too simplistic and unrealistic.
    I believe we’re at a time (again) in the evolution of our economy and society when the challenge at the feet for those who can create new out of nothing is to focus on the legions who can’t or won’t ever accomplish #1 or #2. We must create new ways for people to connect to the modern economy.

    @DanFarfan

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