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Gary Shapiro is the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association and the author of The New York Times Bestseller, The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream.

Building Back America


Once upon a time, America’s businessmen and entrepreneurs were social and political leaders. Too often now we leave those leadership duties to others who, frankly, don’t know what it takes to run a business or create wealth. But we have an opportunity to reclaim them and take a stand for what is best for our nation.

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Fueling the “Magic”


When politicians talk about funding business innovations, they are generally thinking large-scale. Yes, the internet wouldn't be here without government support, but most innovation does not happen on such a grand scale. In fact, the most revolutionary innovation happens in smaller ways without any government intervention. This year's innovation? The tablet computer.

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Business in the Twilight Zone


Our world has turned upside down since August. We are shaking our heads in disbelief. It’s not the recession. We understand the business cycle. It’s not even the size of the recession. Given the reckless mortgage market, the day of reckoning had to come. It’s not tight liquidity. We can deal with cash flow. It’s not the failure of Detroit ...

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