Tag Archives: Regulations

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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Kauffman Study – Occupational Licensing For Entrepreneurs Can Can Stall Economic Growth

High rates of new business creation are the sign of a dynamic economy in which barriers to entrepreneurship are low. Business regulations, licensing fees, and regular renewal fees are barriers for start-ups. According to a new study prepared by the Kauffman Foundation, increasing licensing regulations in certain professions have the effect of building barriers to innovations and opening new businesses.

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