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Published: Sunday, Jan. 19 2014 10:20 p.m. MST

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clearfield, UT

I wonder if anyone remembers that it was Michelle Obama that told students to not go into business or industry to begin a career and make a living, but go work for non-profits and do charitable work. If this story is true, it kind of flys in the face of her recommendation to new college grads. Especially if a lot of minorities are seeing an opportunity to begin their own businesses. I hope the story is true. There is no better further education for a college grad than to see how the real world works.

Bob A. Bohey
Marlborough, MA

@happy2bhere: You leave me with the impression that you totally misinterpreted Mrs. Obama's remarks.

Murray, UT

Since when can motivation be measured by a poll? Maybe this is more of a measure of the American dream.

Mcallen, TX

What is a minority?

Provo, UT

worf, we are all minorities according to MLK. It's interesting that they would ask children 11-14 years of age. A more relevant poll would ask college age students. What was the purpose of the poll in the first place?

Tooele, UT

There are multiple different minorities with significant cultural differences between them. It would be interesting to know which specific minorities had the greater entrepreneurial inclinations and which had lesser.

It's interesting that the older and more knowledgeable kids get as to how the real world operates, the less their desire to start businesses becomes. I wonder if the anti-business agenda of the present administration has anything to do with that. Capitalism and socialism oppose each other.

As it now is, America has the highest business taxes in the entire free world. The enormous amount of red-tape and taxes currently on businesses (and especially start-ups) are truly disincentives. When the government wises up and lessens those two obstacles, more entrepreneurs will surface, businesses will grow and the economy will again start flourishing.

Mcallen, TX

Americans don't build businesses. Period!

Someone else does it. Hmm?

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