CHANGE. IT’S THE NEW MANTRA. It’s why caucusers in
But what sort of change? And how do we know it is for the better? Perhaps this an opportunity for those CEOs who have the ear of leading contenders for their party’s nomination to point out that “change” for its own sake is of little use. Leaders in the technology sector, for example, have been trying to shape the thinking of presidential candidates. In its “Great Nation” report, the Technology CEO Council, a
One change advanced by the Council that definitely would be a change for the better is to allow more foreign technology professionals to work in the U.S. through an expanded H-1B temporary work visa program-something Chief Executive has advocated in these pages many times. Upwards of 60 percent of the revenues of this nation’s technology leaders, such as HP, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Dell and Unisys, derive from markets beyond our borders. If our leaders want change that enhances our competitiveness, remove artificial barriers to the free movement of talent.
In addition, policymakers in both parties need to drop the rehearsed indignation over “corporate greed” -you’re not running against Enron anymore-and avoid the kind of protectionist rhetoric that leads to trade wars and dissuades other nations from dealing with American companies and trade negotiators. Expanding trade and removing barriers will do more to improve the well-being of the American worker and consumer than class warfare posturing.
What Governors Should Know
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