The U.S. was once a dynamo at creating new businesses, and we need a surge of startups to fire up our post-Covid economy.
But in this timely, enlightening and sobering conversation Carl Schramm discusses the destructive barriers that have been raised against business startups and what we must do about them.
A highly respected academic, a very successful entrepreneur, a former trail-blazing foundation head and an engaging author, Schramm is the foremost expert in the country on this subject. For instance, when he took over the Kauffman Foundation in 2002, he led the charge to get the government to start compiling statistics on new businesses. He discovered that the number of startups had been going down for years, a result of ever more—and mostly unnecessary—regulations and a major decline in lending to new entities by community