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Thoughts on Labor Day

By Rep. Dan Ortiz


September 06, 2016
Tuesday PM

The history of America's economic success, and our high gross domestic product compared to the rest of the world has much to do with our country being blessed by an abundant and varied supply of natural resources. From our flowing rivers, to our vast farm lands, to our rich supply of energy resources, across the U.S., America has the the comparative advantage in terms of natural resources.

However, our biggest and most valuable resource continues to be our people. From the early years of our nation’s past, up to 2016, America’s number one asset has been our ever-increasing American workforce. Our success is clearly attributed to our ability to apply technological improvements and entrepreneurship to a workforce that is the best trained and educated workforce in the world.

As another Labor Day Holiday goes by, let’s remember that it is those people, in both private and public sector work, that are the backbone of our national, state and local economies. It’s fitting that we recognize our most valuable resource, our human resources.

Dan Ortiz
Ketchikan, Alaska

Received August 02, 2016 - Published August 06, 2016

About: Ortiz is an independent member of the Alaska House of Representatives, who has since 2015 represented the 36th District. He is the only independent in the Alaska State Legislature.



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