Let's Don't Forget the Forgotten People
Every day in the market, millions of products get made, shipped and sold, from the simplest pencil to the most complicated computer. Individuals, households, and companies use exchange, contracts, prices and the other institutions of the marketplace to coordinate their behavior without central direction.
All of those people are "doing something" to create wealth, but because they do it without a plan or package or program from Washington, they are often overlooked when the politicians take center stage.
When Obama asserts that only government has enough resources to get us out of the current situation, he conveniently overlooks the fact that the resources government makes use of are created by those same forgotten people.
From Steven Horwitz's article "The 'Forgotten People' Are Already Doing Something for Economic Recovery," in the DC Examiner