Candidates Mold Economic Teams –

The Cain campaign, in addition to Mr. Lowrie, lists a handful of advisers who helped craft his plan for “Opportunity Zones.” The zones are designed to help distressed communities by offering lower tax rates to attract businesses and allowing more flexibility on rules such as the minimum-wage law.

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I have seen this tried before. The low tax rates or incentives attract industries that are labor intensive but not capital intensive. When the subsidies are later removed, many of the businesses move on. If you want them to stay, you have to create incentives for capital investment that cannot be easily re-located.

….Otherwise provide training and incentives for people to move to where the work is.

Keep it simple

The simpler it is, the clearer the message, the more successful you will be.

~ successful Brisbane Roar Football (Soccer) coach Ange Postecoglou on Sport Insiders

The same principles seem to apply to running a football team, a corporation or the national economy — which is why Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan shows a clear grasp of what is needed.