Should We Think About the U.S. as a Corporation?
What happens when you ask a Silicon Valley guru to analyze the U.S. government's finances they way she would with a corporation?
Mary Meeker, the renowned venture capitalist, pours over the U.S. budget in 500 slides that depict in sparkling clarity the massive problems facing Washington. But the conclusions aren't exactly path-breaking. It turns out that treating the U.S. like a company leads to some pretty familiar policy prescriptions. The U.S. spends too much on health care, invests too little in innovation and infrastructure, and needs to simplify its tax code.
You can read through the whole report in Scribd below. I'll be scooping out some of the best graphs later this afternoon.