Josh Lerner


On his book Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed—and What to Do about It

Cover Interview of October 11, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“How governments should implement public ventures.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Governments should recognize the universal temptation for both individuals and organizations to take steps that benefit themselves. They should focus on minimizing that danger: a government’s mandate is to the benefit of the broader social good.”

On the second:

“In too many areas, our system has made it hard to become an entrepreneur developing advanced technologies.”