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Why Mexico has not become more prosperous—and how it could
“In other words, workers end up in jobs where they are less productive than they might be. Too many individuals who should be workers become entrepreneurs or are self-employed. Efficient businesses are taxed and penalised, while subsidies help sustain unproductive ones. Joseph Schumpeter’s notion of “creative destruction”, in which capitalist competition drives out weaker firms and rewards stronger ones, is paralleled in Mexico by “destructive creation”, quips Mr Levy, in which the environment favours the entry and survival of weak businesses that hinder the growth of stronger ones.”

I don’t understand any of the economic jibber-jabber in there, but I like a food “big systems and complicated” story.
policy  economics  mexico 
july 2018 by cote
Government services must go digital, lawmakers urge in new bill
“The bill text points to an Internal Revenue Service report in which the agency shares that, for the fiscal 2014, live assistance cost between $42 and $53 per inbound correspondence. Digital transactions in the same time period, in contrast, cost the IRS just $0.22.”
us  policy  govt  irs  callcenters  proofpoints  digitaltransformation 
may 2018 by cote
To Build a More Capable Cyber Policy Field, Teach Policy to Technologists
If you want to change government with IT, first make sure you understand how government works before you go and try to debug and refactor it.
digitaltransformation  security  thecyber  books  policy  government 
march 2018 by cote
Adobe joins list of companies not reading own EULAs
Adobe has to pull "we own all your photos" clause, bummer they let it slip. What are the new EULAs for SaaS?
adobe  eula  sharecropping  usergenerated  photoshop  saas  privacy  policy 
march 2008 by cote

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