The Bad Side of a Good Idea

The number of publicly traded U.S. companies peaked in 1996 at 7,322. Today there are just over 3,700, according to Wilshire Associates. The U.S. population has risen nearly 50% since 1975, and real GDP has tripled. But the number of public companies has declined 21%.

Understanding why this happening, how we got here, and what we can do about it is an important topic we wanted to tackle. So we put together a report.

You can download it here.