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Unleashing entrepreneurs good for us all


August 26, 2019

Here's some great news: The American entrepreneur is flourishing again.

From 1980 until 2017, "the number of new startups formed each year... plummeted by half - from almost 15% of all business 35 years ago to barely 8%," according to Forbes contributor David Pridham.

In 2015, regrettably, America experienced more business deaths than new business startups— the first time that had happened since the sluggish economy of 1980.

Just a few years ago, U.S. Census Bureau data showed the U.S. ranked "12th among developed nations in terms of business startup activity," according to Jim Clifton,...

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