"To discover to the world something which deeply concerns it, and of which it was previously ignorant; to prove to it that it had been mistaken on some vital point of temporal or spiritual interest, is as important a service as a human being can render to his fellow creatures..."
John Stuart Mill, "On Liberty"
We sit at the apogee of four hundred years of human progress; never have we been closer to democratizing that progress to every corner of the globe. Yet here we sit today, in a nation fearful, paralyzed and seeing our futures almost choked off by that fear. We are in a time where, as Yates observed, “ the best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity.” While we rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic, the rest of world looks out to opportunity and progress. And it is entrepreneurs that sit at the forefront of that progress.
George Mason University professor Philip Auerswald argues that how we respond to these challenges will determine The Coming Prosperity: