Who Will Remake Puerto Rico for the 21st-Century Social Economy?

May 27, 2013 Full story: Forbes.com

In late 2011 - a year that helped me take a major turn in my vocation - I visited Puerto Rico to speak at a conference.

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Since: Sep 12

Caguas, Puerto Rico

#1 May 28, 2013
Since the social economy creates nothing, and has no profits to re-invest, I would surmise it will be someone with nothing to offer other than platitudes and great speeches. The social economy is similar to painting telephone poles and barrier strips, while the highway falls apart.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#2 May 28, 2013
IMO this sounds all wishy washy.

In order to fix Puerto Rico it needs a change in status ... and everyone on this forum knows where I stand when it comes to status. There is only one option: statehood.

The colony doesent work. You cannot "perfect" an undemocratic, undignified status.
Independence would be a disaster. Puerto Ricans would flee the island by the million.
This leaves us with statehood.

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