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A New Model for Development
Cushman Cameron
6/21/2010
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During the last week of May, the Kauffman Foundation and the Command and General Staff College Foundation at Fort Leavenworth hosted a conference that sought to help build functioning economies in countries recovering from conflict or disaster. This new form of economic development, called expeditionary...

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Entrepreneurship as a Campaign Issue
Cushman Cameron
6/18/2010
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As the United States gears up for the mid-term elections in November, it appears that entrepreneurship may be emerging as a campaign issue that candidates are embracing as a way to create jobs and bring America out of the Great Recession.

But before I tackle that...

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Stand Up and Be Counted
Cushman Cameron
6/1/2010
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By now, every American should be aware that the U.S. government is conducting its decennial census, as mandated by the Constitution. Since this only happens every ten years, every approach to counting the number of people living in the U.S. is completely different, especially with...

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LeBrontrepreneurship
Cushman Cameron
7/27/2010
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One of the big stories in sports this summer was “The Decision” by NBA superstar LeBron James to exercise his rights as a free agent and leave his current team for a better deal with another franchise. The media circus around this non-event spurred a...

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What Our Language Says About Us
Cushman Cameron
8/20/2010
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Recently, the Oxford English Dictionary released its annual list of new words in the English language. I was struck by how the list reflects the current times in our country, not only in popular culture, but also in our current political and economic climate.

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So How Did They Do?
Cushman Cameron
12/17/2010
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Last spring I profiled several entrepreneurs who were running for office. So now that the midterm elections are behind us and all the races have been decided, how did our entrepreneurs do?

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What the President Should Say Tomorrow
Cushman Cameron
1/24/2011
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Dear Mr. President, the nation's entrepreneurs are counting on you tomorrow night. Want to use your State of the Union speech to lay out a plan for real economic growth? Here's what you should say.

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Want to Grow Your Company? Export
Cushman Cameron
3/3/2011
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I was shocked to learn that only 1 percent of American companies export their products. More shocking still, of those companies that export, 58 percent of those companies export to only one country.

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The Most Important Global Company You Have Never Heard Of
Cushman Cameron
4/6/2011
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They are larger than amazon and have more users than ebay. Yet, most Americans have never heard of them. But this company’s implications for the global economy and the increase of human welfare to the world’s poor hold vast potential.

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This is not the American Dream
Cushman Cameron
4/28/2011
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Americans are more dependent on the federal government than ever before. According to USA Today, 18.3 percent of the nation’s total personal income was a payment from the government for Social Security, Medicare, food stamps, unemployment benefits and other programs in 2010. Much of this increase has come since 2008, mainly due to the expansion of healthcare and federal programs generally. Americans got an average of $7,427 in benefits last year, up from $4,763 in 2000. USA Today even breaks the data out by state, with New York leading the list.

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