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The crisis in U.S. competitiveness can't be ignored
Re: Michael Porter
Porter has been studying the fraying of American competitiveness -- the phenomenon of companies and workers seeing their lots improve in tandem -- and found that the economic downturn exposed fundamental problems that have been festering for as long as two decades. He said the American job growth engine, once the envy of the world, actually ground to a halt twenty years ago.