Joan Scott

Take a Global Approach to Economic Problems

During his campaign, Barack Obama radiated a spirit of including all factors, even hatemongers. He should extend that inclusiveness to economics. Like it or not, globalization has happened. We should stop hearing about the "American economy" and make "global economy" our primary concern. Companies should stop the costly duplication of things like research in their wasteful wars of competition. They should learn to cooperate openly and fully -- this will be healthier for a global approach and in the spirit of service to humanity seeking that all create the best product in the ecologically safest way, not just customers of one specific company.

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