Tom Kalil sent me a pointer to this very interesting article about one little-mentioned aspect of the Obama job plan. I love the idea that people out of work could try to start their own business rather than just looking for a job.

This idea that you get a job from someone else rather than creating one through your own effort is fundamental to restarting the economy. Even if you do end up working for someone else, the kind of mind that says "It's my responsibility to make something useful with my time" is one that is more likely to get brought into someone else's enterprise than one that is just passively looking for a pre-determined slot.

It seems odd to me that unemployment insurance should have had this baked-in bias against self-employment, and it's fabulous that this inequality is being addressed. What do you think?
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