• At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will say it again: if you want to create jobs, you have to create new companies. And why not? It makes perfect sense. As young companies grow, they inevitably need people. Often they are started by one or two people, who can't do everything. Young companies need marketing, HR, accounting, product development. They should be encouraged to be optimistic, and to move forward.

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  • For ingenuity and impact, few exhibitions can match Common Sense, a student exhibition which was on display recently in Michigan.

    Students from College for Creative Studies in Detroit created physical infographics, made out of common materials, to illustrate the stats that shape our world.

    So, for example, one student created the piece pictured up top, which represented the market caps of the country's 30 largest companies, as little plastic toy soldiers:

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