Posts Tagged ‘regulation’

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    Doing Business in Greece

    Feb 18, 12 • 244 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes getting 100 is not the best grade. In the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, 183 nations are ranked in terms of the friendliness of their regulatory environment. Greece is #100. One feta cheese maker complained to The Economist last...  [read more]

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    Government Failure or Market Failure?

    Sep 4, 11 • 252 Views • No Comments

    The illness? High unemployment and sluggish growth. The patient? The U.S. economy. And sometimes, according to Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, a stimulus pill just won’t work. In a WSJ opinion piece, Dr. Becker first explains that government misdiagnosed...  [read more]

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    Waste and Cost

    Jan 27, 11 • 249 Views • No Comments

    Who could possibly have disagreed with President Obama when, in his State of the Union address, he said we have to eliminate wasteful regulations?  Some very important people. Emory University economics professor, Paul Rubin, explained in a WSJ article...  [read more]

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    Different Kinds of Capitalism

    Dec 29, 10 • 312 Views • No Comments

    How much does Chinese capitalism resemble U.S. capitalism? In a New Yorker article, journalist John Cassidy suggests that China’s combination of authoritarianism and capitalism is somewhat similar to our own history. Reminding us of our...  [read more]

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    Regulatory “Pay-Go”

    Dec 28, 10 • 288 Views • No Comments

    Too much regulation? Senator Mark Warner’s proposed legislation is an interesting approach. Concerned that regulation is “stifling fresh investment and discouraging innovation,” Senator Mark Warner says the incentives have to change....  [read more]