Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’

  • Unless We Look More Closely at Women in the Global Labor Force, We See Only the Tip of the Iceberg.

    Empowering One Billion Women

    Oct 25, 12 • 1835 Views • No Comments

    Name a nation. No matter which country you choose, you probably would see that women are underemployed. And still then, you would be looking only at the tip of the iceberg. Female labor force underutilization relates to a host of facts about a society that......  [read more]

  • Looming Worldwide Pig Shortage

    Pork Problems

    Sep 28, 12 • 595 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 • 652 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 • 1228 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 • 790 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]