Posted 9/19/12 by Common Good
How can we create more private sector jobs? Philip K. Howard, Chair of Common Good, proposes four new ideas in the latest article for America the Fixable. “Stimulating immediate job growth,” he writes, “requires creating conditions that encourage human initiative. This requires toppling the sacred legal cows that make it costly and time-consuming to pursue almost any new project, public or private.”
Howard’s plan includes radically simplifying regulation, a "one-stop shop" for small business approvals, an infrastructure super-authority to quickly approve certain public projects and minimizing the legal risk of hiring new employees.
Read about these reform proposals and more at America the Fixable.
"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.