Legal bribery is hurting the likes of Uber, Tesla, Airbnb, and Netflix.
Harvard Business Review: December 7, 2012
If there's been one topic that has entirely dominated the post-election landscape, it's the fiscal cliff. Will taxes be raised? Which programs will be cut? Who will blink first in negotiations? For all the talk of the fiscal cliff, however, I believe the US is facing a much more serious problem, one that has simply not been talked about at all: corruption. But this isn't the overt, "bartering of government favors in return for private kickbacks" corruption. Instead, this type of corruption has actually been legalized. And it is strangling both US competitiveness, and the ability for US firms to innovate.... http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/12/how_corruption_is_strangling_us_innovation.html
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