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August 11, 2019

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The British, Australians, and Italians experienced strong growth in tertiary attainment since the year 2000. In the case of the Italians, it was from a low base. There is still a big difference in tertiary attainment between English-speaking and other countries. Source: OECD Factbook 2015-2016.

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I had borrowed a lot of money from scratch after 2007. Greece borrowed a lot of money of its own accord from 2010. Italy always owed a lot of money. Spanish do not know all that much money considering their dire financial circumstances. Source: OECD Economic Outlook June 2016 Data extracted on 01 Jun 2016 …

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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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Massimo Tavoni and Caterina Gennaioli published a nice paper showing that corruption and violence was higher in the high wind provinces of Italy after the installation of wind generators. They built on earlier work about countries with abundant renewable resources and weak institutions. The main question in their paper … is whether an increase in …

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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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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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