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Expediting the processing of permits can actually make quite a difference to firm start-up costs even in countries with few barriers to starting up a business. Source: Markus Poschke (2011) Entry regulation: Still costly | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal. Note: The value of time is set to a business day’s output per day of waiting …

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These measures including the full cost of starting a business. Not only are official fees included, the opportunity cost of the waiting times for various permits are issued are added as well. Source: Markus Poschke, Entry regulation: Still costly | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal (2011). Note: The value of time is set to a business …

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Them Continentals certainly are a bit work-shy especially the Nordics. All of them are pretty much afraid to put in a long week. Then again they do face rather high taxes on labour so what would you expect? The Japanese are still working themselves to death. Data extracted on 09 Mar 2016 22:25 UTC (GMT) …

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Some countries including New Zealand and Australia do not give ordinary families much of an incentive to earn more. Effective marginal tax rates on low income families is one of the few times that the Left discovers supply-side economics. Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015.

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Those sensitive and caring northern European welfare states do tax families rather heavily even after accounting for family cash benefits. Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015.

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Those much admired northern European welfare states tax families and individuals much more than do the Anglo-Saxon welfare states. Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015.

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Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015.

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