Harvard Study: Political Dysfunction Threatens U.S. Economy


MMM Newsletter and Website Header 10.2.15I hope you had a great weekend! This week one of the most divisive and painful presidential campaigns ever finally comes to an end.

LRPC’s Monday Morning Minute for this week, “Harvard Study: Political Dysfunction Threatens U.S. Economy” (presented below) comes to you courtesy of Research Magazine. As an independent, objective Registered Investment Advisory firm, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC has access to research from many sources. Be assured that I will share enlightening, useful information with you each week. This is a short piece I believe everyone can read in less than 60 seconds.

This article on political dysfunction and how it appears to damage the U.S. economy is alarming. Maybe tomorrow’s election will bring positive change to Washington. I hope that those of you who are thinking of not voting change your minds and exercise the franchise tomorrow.

Have a wonderful week!


Harvard Study: Political Dysfunction Threatens U.S. Economy

By Janet Levaux, Editor in Chief, Research Magazine

The long U.S. election cycle and political infighting in Washington aren’t just taking a toll on voters. According to a recent Harvard survey, the divisiveness, gridlock and political dysfunction are hurting U.S. competitiveness.

“Overall, we believe that political dysfunction in America is the single most important challenge to U.S. economic progress,” three business school professors said in a report released recently. [Read more…]