I read with interest Robert B. Reich's Dec. 6 column, "Short-Term Fixes Won't Solve Long-Term Woes."
He is right in his assessment of our current economic problems. Certainly, U.S. business has done little to help bring about a stronger national economy. With increased government acquiescence, it has severely weakened it.
We complain about decaying steel companies and other manufacturing concerns without realizing that corporate America has sold out, moving business to Third World countries, moving out jobs, money and, in many cases, a community's lifeblood.
It is my strong belief that developing a balanced, strong U.S. economy requires diversified input and that allowing corporate agendas to solely form our budget and economic policy (as they have for years) is contrary to our best interests. It is time we democratize our economic policy.