Posted 9/14/12 by Common Good
America the Fixable, Common Good's online forum with The Atlantic, has begun a new series of essays on job creation and the economy. Kicking off the series is a piece by Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, co-founder of America Online, and member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Case argues that by inviting more immigrants who are skilled workers and entrepreneurs, we can create more jobs and improve the economy: "For a country trying to recover from the deepest recession in generations, we're undermining our economic competitiveness when we make it harder, not easier, for talented immigrants to stay here and contribute to our economy. This has to change."
Check out Case's article here, and keep up with America the Fixable--in the coming weeks we'll feature pieces by Heather Boushey of the Center for American Progress, Lenny Mendonca of McKinsey & Company, Enrico Moretti of Berkeley, Philip K. Howard, and many others.
The series will also include results from a new, Common Good-sponsored poll of small business people on job creation.
"America the Fixable" is an online magazine collaboration between The Atlantic and Common Good. It provides a bipartisan forum for the presentation of bold, new ideas to reform America's governmental and legal system—ideas that need to be part of the 2012 debate.