1. This Is What Job Creation Really Looks Like

    This Is What Job Creation Really Looks Like

    In two small, unassuming offices here, Bob Robinson and Eric Buckland are quietly making heroic efforts to help the American middle class. But American capitalism -- and the American government -- serve them both poorly.The two men, the small businesses they painstakingly nurture and the difficulties they encounter are on-the-ground examples of the broad economic challenges the United States faces. Their stories do not present easy answers. Instead, they put the lie to Republican and Democratic orthodoxies regarding economic growth. Start with Robinson. He is the executive director of the Raleigh Business & Technology Center, a primarily government-funded effort to help the ...

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