Structural Economic Defects: Why U.S. Growth Continues to Lag

As 2015 saw the U.S. economy add hundreds of thousands of jobs each month and the unemployment rate drift steadily downwards, eventually closing out the year at a firm 5.0 percent, many economists were left scratching their heads. Despite the positive jobs data that was slowly filtering out from the U.S. Labor Department, there was a question that seemed to linger in the air, a subtle sense of doubt that immediately lent pause to any impulse for celebration. It was a question that plagued people‚Äôs minds in almost all of…