Concerned about long-term structural issues such as the educational system, the tax code, and partisan politics, business leaders are continuing to voice pessimism about the state and direction of U.S.competitiveness, according to a new survey by the Harvard Business School (HBS).
A majority of survey respondents, 58%, said they expected U.S.competitiveness to deteriorate in the next 3 years, with companies less able to compete, pay well or both. Only 25% were optimistic about the ability of companies to compete or pay well in the next few years. In addition to education, the tax code and the political system, the survey also asked about the U.S. legal system, regulations, and macroeconomic and immigration policies.
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