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Taxes: How low can you go? | Chrystia Freeland | Analysis
But the really surprising thing about the no-more-tax consensus is how much of an outlier it makes the United States compared both with the rest of the world and with itself in recent history. When it comes to foreign policy or to global economic dominance, American exceptionalism may indeed be in jeopardy. But when it comes to taxes, the United States is quite different from most other Western industrialized economies.
economics  politics  taxes  tax-cuts  ideology  international  comparison 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Low-wage East meets high-quality West: New firm-level evidence from France | vox - Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists
"With exports from low-wage countries like China on the rise, the question of what this means for trade and jobs in developed countries is a furious war of words. This column, using firm-level data for France between 1995 and 2005, shows that competition from low-wage markets actually boosts the sales of high-quality goods – but it concedes the benefits are not universal."
econometrics  economics  comparison  international  trade  wages  income 
march 2011 by tsuomela
American Exceptionalism Strikes Again | Angry Bear
Comments on an graph comparing international health-care outcomes based on cost, doctors visits, etc. Puts a lot of information into a unique graph.
health-care  medicine  reform  visualization  graphics  information  statistics  international  comparison  design  ideas  inspiration 
december 2009 by tsuomela
An International Comparison of Small Business Employment - CEPR
Contrary to popular perceptions, the United States has a much smaller small-business sector (as a share of total employment) than other countries at a comparable level of economic development, according to this new CEPR report. The authors observe that the undersized U.S. small business sector is consistent with the view that high health care costs discourage small business formation, since start-ups in other countries can tap into government-funded health care systems.
business  employment  entrepreneur  small-business  international  comparison  comparative  statistics  health-care  startup 
september 2009 by tsuomela
slacktivist: False Witnesses 2
Again, I whole-heartedly agree that kitten-burning is really, really bad. But the leap from "that's bad" to "I'm not that bad" is dangerous and corrosive. I like to call this Thornton Melon morality. Melon was the character played by Rodney Dangerfield in the movie Back to School, the wealthy owner of a chain of "Tall
philosophy  psychology  religion  morality  comparison  rumor  propaganda  ratfucking 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Jellyfish.com
reverse auction site for consumer purchasesh
auction  shopping  aggregator  comparison  ecommerce 
november 2006 by tsuomela

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