U.S. Politics Scares Overseas Investors

Foreign companies that want to set up shop in America grow wary of the country's partisan conflicts.

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Sometimes, an economic paper delivers such a disturbing result that you have no choice but to sit up and take notice. That was the case for me, when I saw this new study by Stony Brook University’s Marina Azzimonti. Azzimonti’s disquieting hypothesis is that political partisanship is deterring overseas investment in the U.S.

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