U.S. competitiveness needs some investment

Commentary | November 30, 2009 | By John Burbank | Puget Sound Business Journal

By rejecting Initiative 1033, voters slowed this trend toward public disinvestment. In the future, instead of embracing tax-cutting measures that create a competitive disadvantage with the rest of the developed world, we must enable government to invest in our human capital and physical infrastructure. That means we should instead be figuring out how to come up with the public resources to increase public investments especially in K-12 and higher education. That's how we can propel private businesses forward in the global marketplace.

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