A a blog post in the Wall Street Journal today makes the assertion that '[if LinkedIn's IPO] helps rekindle investors' interest in start-up companies, it could be a good thing [for the economy]'. The article continues to explain that start-ups have historically boosted the economy by serving as a huge source of jobs and innovation.
However, this last recession cut into start-up activity mainly because of a lack of funding. Will LinkedIn's successful IPO revive investors' interest in start-ups? Will a revived interest in start-ups boost the economy?