Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’

  • Looming Worldwide Pig Shortage

    Pork Problems

    Sep 28, 12 • 572 Views • No Comments

    Announcing the cancellation of this year’s bacon eating contest, Major League Eating (“the world body that governs all stomach-centric sports’) said,  “We cannot, in good conscience, allow [top ranked eater] Joey Chestnut to eat bacon......  [read more]

  • Tax Revenue

    Do You Agree With French Taxes?

    Aug 9, 12 • 633 Views • No Comments

    Talking about taxes, economists like to quote Louis XIV’s finance minister: “The art of taxation consists of so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” We have been hearing a......  [read more]

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    Sweden, Ikea and Taxes

    May 18, 12 • 1189 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]

  • Cashing out?

    Mar 22, 12 • 770 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. They say “cash is king.” But these days, perhaps cash was king. Sweden is becoming a “cashless society.” Commuters pay bus fees via credit card and text message. Religious institutions take......  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    The Best Places to be a Woman

    Mar 9, 12 • 608 Views • No Comments

    In colonial Massachusetts, the law required boys to attend school while girls were primarily educated at home. Because it was illegal for a married woman to own land, Abigail Adams had to use John’s name anytime she bought or sold land. And Abigail......  [read more]