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How the Poor Can Save Capitalism by Andrew Young, John Hope Bryant

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CHAPTER SEVEN

The Power of Small Businessand Entrepreneurship

Beginning in 2011, Gallup and Operation HOPE partnered on the first national poll of young people’s behavioral economics, examining the interests of thirty million young people in fifth through twelfth grades. Among other things, the poll found that 77 percent of youth want to be their own boss, 45 percent want to own their own business, and 42 percent believe they will create something that changes the world. Ninety-one percent said they are not afraid to take risks and 91 percent said their minds never stopped. But only 5 percent of young people in the largest economy in the world are engaged in a business internship, and only about one-third of respondents had a parent or guardian ...

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