Entrepreneurship Wanted, Desperately
Inhabitants of the Indian state of Kerala enjoy: high literacy, good health and longevity, comparable in all three respects with the best of the Western world. See article in yesterday's NYTimes.
How do they accomplish this? By state supported education and health care and very importantly, remittances from Keralans working abroad. Many men go to Arabian Gulf nations to work, with infrequent visits home to wives and children.
The best educated ones go to the United States and Western Europe and work as college professors.
Obviously, what is lacking in Kerala is the kind of entrepreneurship that would create enough good jobs in Kerala.