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Jan Rivkin

Political Paralysis Is the Biggest Threat to U.S. Competitiveness

A broken tax system is seen as evidence Republicans and Democrats can’t get anything done. The U.S. political system is America’s “single biggest barrier to competitiveness,” according to an annual study by Harvard Business School. “Many Americans are keenly aware that the system is broken, but are unsure why it is broken or how to

Americans blame Washington gridlock for slow economic growth

Americans blame political gridlock in Washington for the country’s declining economic competitiveness and hold both Democrats and Republicans responsible, a Harvard Business School study released on Wednesday found. The study noted that U.S. gross domestic product grew at a rate of about 2 percent since 2000, well below the 3 to 4 percent average in