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I'd say it's more of a reverse-Verdoorns Law. Slow growth is inhibiting large productivity gains.
Why invest in better equipment when you can lobby Congress for more cheap immigrant labor, instead?Also, productivity is driven by manufacturing, which has largely moved offshore. The productivity of service jobs does not change much. I.e. a teacher can only teach so many students, a doctor can only treat so many patients, a bartender today can't serve more drinks than a bartender 100 years ago.
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