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Starbucks CEO Calls For National Job Creation Effort

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

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