"a country with this much going for it is not going to wait around passively and let a rotten political culture drag it down."
Posted by John Fees on Saturday, May 8, 2010
Under: Trends & Society
David Brooks, writing on April 6th in the New York Times wrote an optimistic article about the good news for the future of America and its economy.
The article relies heavily on data from “The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050,” über-geographer Joel Kotkin - which he claims "sketches out how this growth will change the national landscape. Extrapolating from current trends, he describes an archipelago of vibrant suburban town centers, villages and urban cores." This and the data that supports that the American population is expected to grow to be over 400 million over the next 40 years should give us confidence to invest and believe in new forms of economic growth and opportunity.
Read the article for yourself but enjoy the quote that follows "the U.S. is on the verge of a demographic, economic and social revival, built on its historic strengths. The U.S. has always been good at disruptive change. It’s always excelled at decentralized community-building. It’s always had that moral materialism that creates meaning-rich products. Surely a country with this much going for it is not going to wait around passively and let a rotten political culture
drag it down."
This last quote is also a reminder that the major issues facing our nation and society including, but not limited to, immigration reform, affordability of health care, energy independence and educational achievement / quality - our government seems incapable of addressing successful.
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John Fees is an entrepreneur, strategic marketing executive and business leader in the fields of affinity, collegiate and partnership marketing. During the course of his career, John has founded and led successful companies specializing in strategic marketing and media, affinity, partnership marketing and financial services. Currently, he serves as the co-founder & managing director of NGI Group. NGI Group is a large shareholder in portfolio companies including GradGuard, MassDrive & MyLifeProtected.
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