The importance of stimulating startup innovation

By Editor June 9, 2010

The New York Times published a compelling piece yesterday by Tom Friedman about the need for more government incentives for startups.  He calls on the expertise of Robert Litan, vice president of research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation, and Curtis Carlson, the chief executive of SRI International for ideas on how the Obama Administration can help stimulate the creation of more startups.  These are all good ideas—some more realistic than others—but the most salient point Friedman makes is that startups and entrepreneurship ultimately drive healthy economies…and create better jobs.  Here’s the article: A Gift for Grads: Start-Ups