The biggest turkeys of 2013

It's that time of the year when we look back and reflect on some of the worst business decisions of this annum.

The government shutdown, etc.

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How many times do we have to revisit this show? Zealots utterly convinced that they're right have hurt vulnerable people, disrupted legitimate federal functions, and come close to triggering a federal debt default that would have made the damage from Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy look like a rounding error. Watching this show repeat itself is as excruciating as being trapped in a room with a Tea Party type who insists on reading Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged aloud. Enough, already!

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated November 21 2013 01:33 PM ET
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