Archive for the ‘Competitiveness’ Category

Comments Off on Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Where are Workers Pillaged Worst of All?

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – Congratulations to Belgium. According to the new edition of Taxing Wages, average Belgian workers have the dubious honor of surrendering the biggest chunk of their income to government. No wonder part of the country is interested in secession. We can also give (sincere, this time, rather than sarcastic) congratulations to New Zealand […]

Comments Off on Kentucky Adopts a Flat Tax

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – The best policy for a state (assuming it wants growth and competitiveness) is to have no income tax. Along with a modest burden of government spending, of course. The next-best approach is for a state to have a flat tax. If nothing else, a flat tax inevitably will have a reasonable rate […]

Comments Off on Economic Freedom in Europe

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – I periodically share data comparing the United States and Europe, usually because I want to convince people that America’s medium-sized welfare state is better (less worse) than Europe’s bloated welfare states. In other words, Bernie Sanders is wrong. But I sometimes feel guilty when making these unflattering comparisons because Europe – at […]