Past LERA president and MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Thomas A. Kochan in a commentary today (Oct. 30) on Boston public radio WBUR's news page called for united action on stimulating economic growth and closing the jobs deficit. Here's the beginning of his op-ed:
"Last week’s announcement by 80 CEOs, followed by a welcome chorus of other business leaders, that they are willing to support a mix of revenue generating tax reforms and spending cuts is good news indeed.
"It suggests that maybe, once the election is behind us, it will be possible to make a deal that both avoids the fiscal cliff and gets the economy moving in the right direction. But we should take the CEOs’ announcement as only an opening offer in a negotiation over how to get the economy growing, moving toward full employment and a more broadly shared prosperity. ..."<Read more>