Using Emotional Intelligence to Grow the Economy

A solemn challenge is presented to our campaign: prove to Americans why we’re most likely to effect greater safety and happiness with a guarantee for 4% growth in the economy.

That’s why it’s so disappointing to see a celebrity politician like Mitt Romney spend and say anything to get elected while living a life out of touch with the many Americans who may be supporting a family paycheck-to-paycheck at best.

Paycheck Challenge

Consider your typical construction worker. Not only does he face a disproportionately high rate of unemployment, he’s also facing big declines in construction spending, largely responsible for keeping a lid on job creation in his occupation (see below figure).

Unemployment rates by occupation (Source: U.S. Department of Labor)

It presents a challenge specific to job creation but that applies to the wider economy: how to keep cyclical unemployment from becoming structural in nature, due to losing skills and connections in the work force.

Strong Leadership

We’re up to the challenge. ARMY STRONG and Harvard trained, I volunteer to lead our campaign with a focus on how the economy can affect a typical family’s ability to maintain any sense of middle-class dignity. It’s the same emotional intelligence that accounts for much success in a president’s leadership style.

We can’t afford four more years without a president with emotional intelligence in touch with the typical, middle-class American — join me

References

John A. Garraty, Unemployment in History: Economic Thought and Public Policy (New York: Harper & Row, 1978).

Fred I. Greenstein, The Presidential Difference: Leadership Style from FDR to George W. Bush (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004).

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4 thoughts on “Using Emotional Intelligence to Grow the Economy

  1. I was working in Security at a Construction site when I got laid off! That was Feb. 2010. I had one job and was laid off again in June 2010 and have been unemployable since. I think that the main problem is foreign products coming into the U.S. and taking away jobs from Americans! Because of my unemployability I am on S.S.I. & a V.A. check!!!

    • Dear John,

      Thank you for writing!

      You’re right to highlight how the main problem stems from you being unemployable.

      That’s why my campaign believes that putting students first – children and adults learners – will result in American supremacy again for the new, knowledge economy.

      Harvard trained and U.S. Army strong like George Washington, I volunteer to lead the campaign to explore such potential.

      We have not yet begun to succeed.

      Sincerely,
      Ronald Grey

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