Jul 28, 2015
Katherine Gehl, fourth-generation President and CEO of Gehl Foods, discussed U.S. competitiveness and the state of our democracy. Harvard Business School defines competitiveness as the co-existence of business success AND rising living standards for average Americans. For the last several years, our businesses have been making record profits, but workers’ wages have not kept pace. Business leaders from all sides of the political spectrum generally agree on the top policy priorities that will help reinvigorate American competitiveness: fix the debt and the tax code, enact comprehensive energy policy, invest in our infrastructure, and strengthen our K-12 education system. Despite widespread consensus on these issues, our political leaders haven't made any progress. Katherine shared her views on what needs to change.