Robert Reich gives us a glimpse of how people in his world view Creativity and Creation:
If Silicon Valley wanted to do something really valuable it would come up with ways to lift 1 out of 5 American kids out of poverty.Think about what's happening here.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) June 4, 2013
While Reich sits in some classroom, filling kids heads with failed economic & political ideas, individuals from Silicon Valley have revolutionized the world! They have helped to create the tools that have raised the productivity of economies around the world.
The private and productive economy is constantly outfoxing and outrunning The State. Were it not for the amazing creations that have come out of Silicon Valley, perhaps the fungus covered boot of The State would have crushed us by now.
Yet, there's Reich admonishing the Valley to create something "really valuable".
Sadly this is how he and his authoritarian ilk view the world.
"You...Go make this!"
"You...Go make people less obese."
"You...Go get drugs off the streets."
"You...Go fight those Arabs and make them like us."
None of it happens, of course. The government fails every battle that it wages, whether it be against Cancer, Drugs, or Poverty. And it leaves one ruined nation after another in its militaristic wake.
Creativity and Creation are a part of the free individual's nature. When men are left free (or are able to sneak through the cracks of tyranny) the most amazing results are produced. Life gets a chance to breathe.
Creation does not stem from the barrel of a gun, or from the dictates of a professor.