He is not the only one, but Tom Friedman definitely speaks for me.
There are new jobs and small businesses in the field of urban greenscaping that our horticultural institutions are too reactionary to embrace. Most of them are living in a prior century with their heads in the dirt. Since when is technology a dirty word in this country?
There are more important and productive things to do than demonizing Monsanto and trying to get everyone to dig so-called "victory gardens" in the city. I am no particular friend of corporations like Monsanto, but neither am I a fan of dirt huggers who do not get it that we are now an urban society.
There are things I can do to help create jobs but need to reach the people in government and business who have the resources to help make them happen. They are far from a solution but would definitely contribute to reducing obesity while improving our science education in the process.Tom Friedman via The New York Times
The most striking feature of Barack Obama’s campaign for the presidency was the amazing, young, Internet-enabled, grass-roots movement he mobilized to get elected. The most striking feature of Obama’s presidency a year later is how thoroughly that movement has disappeared.
Obama should launch his own moon shot. What the country needs most now is not more government stimulus, but more stimulation. We need to get millions of American kids, not just the geniuses, excited about innovation and entrepreneurship again. We need to make 2010 what Obama should have made 2009: the year of innovation, the year of making our pie bigger, the year of “Start-Up America.”