While the U.S. economy is plagued by some very basic problems, there is cause for some cautious optimism. Future prosperity, however, will require fundamental changes in our attitudes about work, government, and the relationship between business and labor. Human capital is our greatest competitive advantage and rebuilding the U.S. economy will require a new sense of collaboration and trust among business, labor, and government. This article offers some policy recommendations to stop the wasting of our human resources and thereby stimulate productivity, innovation, and growth.
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