Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz thinks America is in need of some help. “We can’t be bystanders anymore,” He told Fortune magazine. “It’s a dangerous time, we are drifting toward mediocrity. We deserve a better America.”
Schultz is no slouch. His insight helped him rapidly expand Starbucks into a coffee-shop powerhouse that has almost 20,000 stores in 58 countries. In a business sense, he knows what he’s talking about.
So how is America doing? Read these few statistics about our country:
- Unemployment stands at 8.2%. The last time we saw unemployment this high before the recession was at the end of 1983. (BLS.gov)
- The labor force participation rate is at its lowest level (63.8%) in 30 years. (BLS.gov)
- Nearly 25 million adults live at home with their parents because they’re unemployed or underemployed.
- A 2008 Survey by the Federal Reserve…
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