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MoFo – Understanding The 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act

Is The 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act California’s GDPR? While companies are focusing on compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, Californians will likely be given the option on the November 6, 2018 ballot to impose a sweeping, GDPR-like privacy regime that also deserves attention. If approved by voters in November, the California Consumer Privacy Act would require

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WalletHub – Best and Worst Small Cities For Entrepreneurs to Launch a New Business (2018)

Here is a great study of entrepreneurial capitalism across the United States Personal finance website WalletHub analyzed data of more than 1,200 small-sized cities using 18 metrics, from investor access to labor costs, to determine this year’s best and worst small cities to grow a business. Here are the top 20 small cities in which to start a business: 1.

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NFIB Report – US Small Business Ready To Grow in 2018

The historic small business tax cuts, including a new 20 percent deduction on earnings and immediate expensing of business investments, are giving small business owners long overdue tax relief. Businesses around the country are using their tax cut savings to raise wages, hire new employees, and expand. Six of the 10 components that make up the small-business optimism index increased

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MoFo – New California Subscription Laws For July 2018

Amended California Law Expands Requirements for Consumer Subscriptions Subscription and other automatic renewal offers are heavily regulated at both the federal and state levels. A recent amendment to California’s law provides a good opportunity for businesses to review their practices. As of July 1, 2018, the obligations under California law will expand in two ways that may require businesses to

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Texas Looks at Legislation To OK Ride Sharing Apps – Reuters

Texas Looks at Legislation To OK Ride Sharing Apps – Reuters In the next few days, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign legislation establishing a statewide system regulating ride-hailing startups like Uber and Lyft. The law exempts the companies from many of the local ordinances that led them to pull out of cities rather than comply. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-ridesharing-idUSKBN18H0IJ About

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How Occupational Licensing Hinders Low-Income Entrepreneurship

Occupational Licensing Is a Scam – Foundation for Economic Education Through occupational licensing, politicians get to impose “fees” in exchange for letting people practice their professions. And interest groups get to impose barriers that limit competition, a win-win situation, unless you are taxpayer or a consumer. Or a poor person who wants to get a job. “In the 1950s only

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The Huge Hidden Tax in Government Regulations – Mises Institute

The Huge Hidden Tax in Government Regulations – Mises Institute The U.S. Federal Register records regulations are imposed on business. Its annual pages generally grow with every administration, with a 19% year over year increase in Obama’s last year, setting a record-breaking 95,000-plus pages. Professor Alan Dershowitz notes that, “today the average professional commits three felonies a day without realizing

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Swedish Tax Rules Cost Tech Unicorn Key Executives – Bloomberg

Swedish Tax Rules Cost Tech Unicorn Key Executives – Bloomberg Payments startup Klarna, one of Europe’s few unicorns, is losing senior executives because of Sweden’s tax on stock options issued by employers, which can be as high as 67%. Sweden’s tech startups have protested the law that imposes the heavy taxes. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-11/lack-of-lucrative-stock-options-causes-exits-at-swedish-startup About Us We are the Trusted Source For

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Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom – US Drops to 17th for 2017

The U.S. currently ranks a disappointing 17th on the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom. That’s down from 6th when President Obama took office in 2009. The Heritage Foundation has been publishing this index since 1995. Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free society, individuals

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US House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot – National Small Business Week (2016)

The nation’s small businesses play a vital role in the American economy and House Republicans are working to protect them through an agenda that focuses both on jobs and economic growth, House Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio said Saturday in recognition of National Small Business Week. “If we want a confident America, we need confident Americans,” said Chabot in

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