Entrepreneurs perhaps never have been more celebrated in American culture than they are today. But that popularity is at odds with a startling long-term trend: The U.S. economy has been getting less entrepreneurial for decades. From 1977 to 2013, startups as a share of all firms fell from 16.5 percent to 8.0 percent. The decline is pervasive across all sectors, including high tech.

By: Steve Glickman and John Lettieri, The Daily Beast

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