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Bring Back American Enterprise

Businesses need to get comfortable again with risk.

What would happen to these guys today?

Photographer: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg

America means business -- or used to. Time was, anyone with a good idea and some startup money could take a chance and open a business. That risk-taking spirit kept millions of middle-class Americans upwardly mobile, with jobs that let them buy homes, raise families, send the kids to college and retire comfortably. 

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