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Issue 84 - 01 | What If They Listened to Entrepreneurs?
By Henry R. Nothhaft Published July 6, 2011 12:00 a.m.

“Before any significant and sustained increase in the creation of good middle-class jobs can take place, the voice of the entrepreneur who is the source of all breakthrough innovation and job growth must be heard.

Sadly, however, entrepreneurs are just about the only Americans without a voice in Washington. Big Business certainly has a voice. So does labor, as do teachers, retailers, insurers, doctors, environmentalists and just about every interest group you can think of.

Only entrepreneurs lack an effective organized voice. This despite the fact that, as the distinguished economist Jonathan Hughes once put it, entrepreneurs are ‘the vital few’ upon whom all of society depends for economic progress.”



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About Henry R. Nothhaft | Henry R. Nothhaft is a highly-successful serial entrepreneur and tireless advocate of smart innovation policies in Washington. The author with David Kline of Great Again: Revitalizing America’s Entrepreneurial Leadership from Harvard Business Press, Nothhaft is graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former Marine Corps officer.



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