What If Atlas Shrugs?

It’s interesting to hear how much election conversation centers around what the elected will do to “fix” the economy. That line of conversation is seeded by the politicians, watered by their followers, and fertilized by an uninformed (or worse, misinformed) public.

The public buys into politicians the same way they buy into characters on a TV show (maybe not such a bad analogy, as politics seems mostly to be “American Idol” in suits).

Now hear this: politicians will not “fix” the economy. Only entrepreneurs can do that.

The best thing the politicians can do is get out of the way.

If you want Atlas to carry the world for you, don't keep nipping at his hamstrings. He might decide to shrug.

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.