HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Not often does a billionaire chief executive of a prominent American brand assert that our system is effectively broken. Yet this is what Howard Schultz, chief executive officer of Starbucks, essentially told me this week when we sat down to discuss the open letter he was about to address to the nation.
A few weeks earlier, he had been absorbing a dispiriting run of news –
the prospect of another round of perilous brinkmanship over lifting the
nation's debt ceiling, and a presidential campaign that seems
disconnected from the crisis of joblessness – when it occurred to him
that Independence Day was approaching. He imagined the traditional
fireworks and the celebratory banter. It seemed wrong. click here to read more