Not long ago, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council Scott Gerber offered his prescription to Fix Young America. In short, Gerber believes entrepreneurship can cure a lot of what’s wrong with the American economy.
Yesterday on Salon.com, those ideas came under attack as an Occupy imposter – instead of representing American’s youth, the post contended, they’re shills for “the most noxious aspects of the bipartisan status quo.” Gerber can defend himself, but in criticizing him, the authors seem to be condemning entrepreneurship. And that needs defending.
To give them their due, Salon authors Daniel Denvir and Adam Goldstein acknowledge, “There is certainly a place for entrepreneurialism,” and that “Research shows that start-up cultures are important for spurring innovation in technological industries.”