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Embarrassment Alert: America's Tax System Ranks Below Italy, Greece, and Mexico

I’ve complained over and over again that America’s tax code is a nightmare that undermines competitiveness and retards growth.

Our aggregate fiscal burden may not be as high as it is for many of our foreign competitors, but… 880 more words


Food for thought

Daring to re-think Governance practices?

An institution that drowns on lengthy workflows, that is slow to decide and that struggles on constant reaction, has its culture and competitiveness degraded over time and is working very hard in becoming defunct.

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Blind Spots 1: World Heritage

We all have blind spots. Things that just aren’t on our radar… but probably should be. Sometimes we just need a friend to bring them to our attention. 207 more words

Tourism Marketing

(What's Left of) Our Economy: Don't Play Taps for China Just Yet

It’s getting to be a familiar pattern: Western analysts add to the mountain of predictions that China is cruising toward a major economic bruising. And data from China at the least sends a dramatically different message. 339 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

(What's Left of) Our Economy: Is Walmart Really Changing its Offshoring Spots?

Walmart is such a huge player in the U.S. economy that any evidence of the retail giant markedly shifting its sourcing strategy toward buying American-made goods could be significant positive for domestic manufacturing. 564 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Dealing with Overinvolved Parents

You know they are an overinvolved parent if they possess the following symptoms:
  • Very concerned with the game’s final score.
  • They try to coach the coach.
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Labour Costs: Who is the Outlier?

Spain is today the new model, together with Germany of course, for policy makers in Italy and France. A strange model indeed, but this is not my point here. 546 more words

EMU Crisis