People should read this article and look at the bar charts. The things that are killing us is our legal/political/regulatory regime coupled with k-12 education. Our political system is destroying us. When we are at the point that Texans view Austin as almost as much of an enemy as DC it has gotten pretty bad. When a guys son studied petrochemical engineering and is now doing offshore drilling in Thailand rather than exploration closer to home (where he wanted to be) you know things are pretty bad.
I did, and it was every telling, quick read, everyone take A-J's advice and read it...
Everything in "Red" in the horizontal bar charts is what we all complain about here, ineffective government (aka K street, is vs them and special interest not wanting a liberty revival), tax code, legal environment, and K-12 education.
My Gosh, that sounds like your average Tea Partier trying to explain to their liberal relative what is wrong with the Country.
What the "Red" Bars do not show is the political bent of those surveyed. If they "Liberal" titans of business and are saying it I don't want to own their stock.
I wouldn't want to own their stock because their is a fundamental disconnect between their epistemology, their world view, ad the data they take in tells them otherwise and their response does not match the other two. They need to go back and reexamine all they believe in. They won't, they can't, it is too painful to admit you are wrong.