A sound piece of advice worthy of both conservatives and liberals.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz thinks America is in need of some help. “We can’t be bystanders anymore,” He told Fortune magazine. “It’s a dangerous time, we are drifting toward mediocrity. We deserve a better America.”
Schultz is no slouch. His insight helped him rapidly expand Starbucks into a coffee-shop powerhouse that has almost 20,000 stores in 58 countries. In a business sense, he knows what he’s talking about.
So how is America doing? Read these few statistics about our country:
- Unemployment stands at 8.2%. The last time we saw unemployment this high before the recession was at the end of 1983. (BLS.gov)
- The labor force participation rate is at its lowest level (63.8%) in 30 years. (BLS.gov)
- Nearly 25 million adults live at home with their parents because they’re unemployed or underemployed.
- A 2008 Survey by the Federal Reserve…
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