The Other 1 Percent

Long lines outside the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles in Los Angeles Photograph by Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

The election is over, but the nonstop political posturing over the debt is not. Our political leaders continue to frame the issue as two opposing visions: raise/lower taxes and cut/increase spending. These are not the only, or even the best, options available. A critical piece of the equation is not being discussed—productivity. It’s the constant measure in the private sector, but it is missing in the public sector.

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