Posts Tagged ‘regulation’

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    Sweden, Ikea and Taxes

    May 18, 12 • 422 Views • No Comments

    Our story starts when Ikea’s founder, Ingvar Kamprad, left Sweden during the 1970s. It ends with Sweden’s current finance minister saying that taxes were the reason. Associated with a more humane form of capitalism, Sweden was the prototype for...  [read more]

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    Pool Rules

    May 14, 12 • 252 Views • No Comments

    This law is about pools but it relates to much more. Here are the facts: Until now, many of the country’s 256,000 public pools have provided access to portable lifts that help people with disabilities. On May 21, instead, the Americans With Disabilities...  [read more]

  • Decisions Have An Opportunity Cost That Require Tradeoffs

    Free or Fair Government?

    Apr 16, 12 • 220 Views • No Comments

    I live in a town where I have to pay for garbage pick-up and recycling or I can dispose of it myself. The fire department is voluntary. Because there is no local high school, the town pays other school districts to educate our teenagers. In our town,...  [read more]

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    Greek Red Tape

    Mar 23, 12 • 243 Views • No Comments

    Our story begins with 3 Greek entrepreneurs who want to create an e-commerce business selling olive products. It ends as Oliveshop.com begins to flourish with orders from the U.S., Australia, Japan, Mongolia and beyond. The middle of the story, though, is...  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    Green New Yorkers

    Feb 19, 12 • 282 Views • No Comments

    Think about life in the city. A one-bedroom apartment might have 1000 square feet located next to several other similar dwellings and all are heated and cooled by the same source. You walk nearby to get your groceries and take the subway or bus to work or...  [read more]