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More Data Says Private Companies Are Better

Craig Aronoff

A recent article in Forbes magazine made the following points:  stocks listed on U.S. stock exchanges have declined from 7400 to 3600 in the past 15 years;  public companies earn less than half of business profits in the U.S. economy today; and the part of the business sector that is not listed outperforms that which is listed. Obviously, family businesses make up a substantial portion of the non-listed universe (and the publicly traded universe as well).    These data speak once again to the size and importance of family business in the economy and the comparatively better results of private companies over public companies.