Mort Zuckerman: How We Can End Our Modern-Day Depression

We must increase investment in education and infrastructure, and get serious about tax reform.

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  • Increase investment in education, especially vocational training and postsecondary education, strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math in high schools and at the university level.
  • Stop talking about tax reform, and do it! Broaden the base and get rid of the loopholes, deductions, and credits—and the inherent corruption related to them—so as to enable lower marginal tax rates.
  • Ordinary Americans get it. They are looking for leadership and renewal.

    • Read Peter Roff: As Unemployment Goes Up, Obama's 'Jobs Council' Goes Down
    • Read Keith Hall: More Government Spending Won't Reduce Poverty
    • Read John Kane: Obama's Inaugural Silence on Job Creation Was Deafening