pellaz saidso the OP suggests that a government do nothing to promote start-up business growth? some truth into this: 4example billion dollar government influences into a trillion dollar economy are likely to have no effect and are for political benefit.
There is just less business everwhere. The start-ups are the most fragile, first to go.
its not an educational issue.
I agree americans are conservative and if you havnt noticed the wheels of change are slow. any tiny change is endlessly debated for generations. Education us under funded but a lot of things here are including the military budget.
Not sure about that. The US government has massive influence on how and where entrepreneurship happens - in spending and regulation. When they choose to spend, not only do they do tend to do so for political benefit but it also sucks out the life of competing firms (e.g. green energy is a good example of how less competitive technologies have been able to survive longer because of government subsidies whereas better technologies but at less connected companies have had to struggle more).
When it comes to regulation, the last few decades have seen a massive increase with a substantial increase in the last 6 years alone. Even the tax code is so complicated in the US that the former US Treasury secretary, responsible for the IRS wasn't able to figure out how to do his own taxes.
As for the OP - this is what was in the article:
Teasing out the causes of the overall decline or the variation between states is difficult; the authors stressed to me that their data don't answer the questions of why or how just yet. But they will be looking into that in the months ahead.
And no, education in the US is not underfunded. If anything by global standards, in real dollars it is overfunded with results substantially below other countries for the money you spend. I'd agree that there is much that could be done with the US military (as would the US military itself) but I'm not sure that this has had an impact on entrepreneurship (nor do I think education has an impact there - if anything, it's a massive new opportunity opening up).