Tag: Competitiveness

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  • The Need for Corporate Tax Reform image

    The Need for Corporate Tax Reform

    It’s no secret that the U.S. corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the world. However, a recent report released by the Cato Institute measured exactly …

  • Tech Sector and Organizations Tackle the Nation’s Skills and Talent Deficit image

    Tech Sector and Organizations Tackle the Nation’s Skills and Talent Deficit

    The United States faces yet another deficit, but this one is not a simple matter of red ink in a government budget. U.S. companies urgently need thousands of skilled professionals …

  • Intellectual Property: The Innovation Economy’s Engine for Growth and Job Creation image

    Intellectual Property: The Innovation Economy’s Engine for Growth and Job Creation

    Intellectual Property (IP) is work or an invention resulting from creativity and innovation and can be used to define anything from a piece of art to the …

  • Mobile Apps Market Making Moves for U.S. Economy image

    Mobile Apps Market Making Moves for U.S. Economy

    Notwithstanding the rest of the U.S. economy, experts believe the trajectory of growth in the mobile application (“app”) industry will reach new heights over the next five …

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    Stopping State Bailouts, Before They Start

    First it was Wall Street, then it was General Motors, and now some expect that individual states will also seek a financial bailout from the federal government. Today, the …

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    Cloud Computing Taking High-Tech Economy by Storm

    What do Netflix, NASA and the Senegal Ministry of Finance have in common? They all operate in the cloud. Cloud computing is increasingly relevant to businesses, consumers, and even government, …

  • ALEC works with lawmakers image

    ALEC works with lawmakers

    ALEC op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning. “While Washington has become gridlocked and largely ineffective, the real legislative action is happening at the state level. Why? Because …

  • Taxes Push Firms Abroad image

    Taxes Push Firms Abroad

    More and more U.S. companies are moving their corporate headquarters abroad to seek more favorable tax treatment of corporate income, according to recent analysis from the Wall Street Journal.

  • Kansas Policy Institute: Debunking Junk Economics image

    Kansas Policy Institute: Debunking Junk Economics

    When looking at a state to state comparison, measurement is everything. Correct measures to test a state’s prosperity must be used to determine the actual economic growth (or non-growth) a …

  • Popular Good or Public Good? The Debate to Nationalize Facebook image

    Popular Good or Public Good? The Debate to Nationalize Facebook

    Despite what history proves about the transient nature of the social media sector—who still uses Friendster or MySpace?—Philip N. Howard’s recent Slate column calls for regulation of the newest social …

  • New Study Shows State and Local Business Taxes on the Rise image

    New Study Shows State and Local Business Taxes on the Rise

    The Council on State Taxation (COST) recently released a study revealing that businesses paid a total of $644 billion in state and local taxes in fiscal year 2011 …

  • An Expensive Year for Government image

    An Expensive Year for Government

    The Cost of Government Center (CGC) is part of the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, a non-profit group that promotes flatter, simpler and lower taxes across the US. CGC …

  • Mobile Apps are Niche Sector of the Telecommunications Industry image

    Mobile Apps are Niche Sector of the Telecommunications Industry

    Statistics from a litany of sources demonstrate one clear takeaway: app use is skyrocketing. Facilitated by increasing numbers of smartphone users, apps are downloaded from proprietary online markets and provide …

  • The Avoidable Bankruptcy Catastrophe image

    The Avoidable Bankruptcy Catastrophe

    Bankruptcy has become a real danger to municipalities that choose not to address their fiscal problems. And for most, the problem at the top of the list is unfunded pension …

  • Former Mississippi State Chair Defends ALEC image

    Former Mississippi State Chair Defends ALEC

    A former representative and ALEC State Chair for Mississippi, Jim Ellington  wrote a great defense of ALEC in a Letter to the Editor at the Clarion Ledger: “The truth …

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    Improving Government Efficiency

    Members of the Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force are dedicated to making government more efficient, cost-effective and competitive. States across the nation are looking for opportunities and …

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    Taxes matter more than sunshine

    A recent study from the left-wing Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) concludes that taxes do not motivate people to leave high-tax states. The study’s authors argue that weather …