Monday, December 7, 2009
Real Jobs or Real Wishes?
Recently the White House sponsored a PR Summit (officially known as the Jobs Summit). Other than talking heads, who were there to defend old economy jobs and look good, not much happened other that PR photo ops for those in attendance. Micheal Malone of Edgelings (a Silicon Valley business writer, and ABC News contributor) summed up the meeting in the following copy:
Some of the recommendations to create jobs (from Michael Malone’s “Edgelings”, contained in the article: “PR Summit”, a pithy article to describe the high profile, limited results “Jobs Summit” held on Thursday December 3, 2009 at the White House):
1) No More Stimulus (a waste of the taxpayers money)
2) Stop Favoring Unions (20th Century hold over, that needs to compete, not have union favoring rules in a new economy)
3) De-regulate & cut taxes (Over regulation & higher taxes saps productivity, discourages business start-ups, impedes creativity and job creation)
4) Invest in the future, not the past (best strategy is job creation, not company preservation)
5) Embrace the revolution (The world is changing. The last practices of big labor, big government, too big to fail, make-work jobs to boost economy aren’t working. Move on to company creating, job creating & pro-business policies)
For a decade's worth of Edgelings' editor-in-chief Michael S. Malone's columns on technology, society and culture, please visit www.ABCNews.com
Edgelings.com is a news and features website founded by a team of prominent Silicon Valley media and technology executives. Providing constantly updated news, reviews and commentary from technology regions around the globe, Edgelings provides easily accessible views on high tech culture, lifestyles and celebrities, including bleeding-edge profiles of new companies, gadgets and business trends.