Before "exceptionalism" comes "can-do-ism."

Mannion, Patrick
April 2012
EDN;4/19/2012, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p10
Trade Publication
The author reflects on one of the two questions that came up during the Design West conference about rebuilding America and the reason for coming to America. He argues that he left Ireland for the U.S. because of "American-can-do-ism" through which everything is possible as a result of optimism, confidence, and freedom, among others. He also notes the transformation of the employment landscape in the U.S. after September 11, 2001. He believes that innovation is key in rebuilding America.


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