U.S. slides again in competitiveness ranking

09/11/2012 | Economist, The

For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. fell in a competitiveness ranking by the World Economic Forum, reaching seventh place. Switzerland, Singapore and Finland hold the top three spots. "Plotting the scores against [gross domestic product] per person reveals an unsurprising correlation: competitiveness brings wealth, but rich countries can most easily afford to provide the conditions for it," according to The Economist. "They can squander competitiveness too."

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