What's politics? Something our parents did in their wild,naive years of long hair, soft drugs and communal love. As for ourgeneration, we're making it where it counts--not in creed orcontroversy, but in shares and silicon. Internet start-ups,daytrading, IRAs, 401(k)s--those are our buzzwords. The"Bill" we love is Gates, not Clinton, and when you sayWashington, we think Seattle. As for our center of power, itisn't where Capitol Hill meets the White House but rather whereMadison Avenue runs into Silicon Valley and Wall Street bumps intoHollywood. You want to change our world? Change our World WideWeb.
At least, that's how many young entrepreneurs feel--orshould I say felt. Slowly but surely, our generation isovercoming our distaste for politics and understanding that whathappens in Washington affects us and our businesses. Aproliferation of associations, nonprofits and institutions arecapitalizing on our need to understand government. Have thesegroups been successful? Are they carrying our message toWashington? What is our message?
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