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    • Lobbyists Are behind the Rise in Corporate Profits

    • By: James Bessen
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Profits are up. Operating margins for firms publicly listed in the US show a substantial and sustained rise. Corporate valuations are up as well. That is good news for managers and investors. But is it good news for society?

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    • The Anti-Innovators

    • How Special Interests Undermine Entrepreneurship
    • By: James Bessen
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Multibillion-dollar valuations in Silicon Valley have obscured underlying problems in the way the United States develops technology. Government policies increasingly favor powerful interest groups over promising start-ups, stifling technological innovation.

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