Industrial Insight

Low capital spending | March 18, 2016

The chart under the magnifying glass shows that companies are adding to the national stock of capital at an historically slow pace. In a separate calculation, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that what it calls “capital intensity”—the ratio of capital used to hours worked—was so weak that it actually subtracted from workers’ productivity from 2010 through 2014.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-17/the-mystery-of-america-s-missing-capital-investment

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