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« Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 179 -- Religion. | WILLisms.com | Social Security Reform Thursday: Week Thirty-Four -- People Living Longer Straining The System. »

Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 180 -- Best Places To Do Business.

The Best Business Climates-

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and World Bank copublished Doing Business In 2006. You've maybe already seen the data in the report (.pdf), but it is certainly interesting.

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And if you want a closer look, with sortable tables, try this.

Good for the good guys, but we can do better.

Interestingly, but not surprisingly, countries in which it is easier to do business, the unemployment rate is also lower (.pdf):

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Also interesting but not surprising, smaller informal sectors (also known as "the black market") are found in countries in which it is easier to do business (.pdf):

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Seems like a no brainer, right? Offer disincentives for starting a business, and people will either not start businesses or go underground entirely.


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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Religion.

Posted by Will Franklin · 29 September 2005 08:31 AM

Comments

France is missing from the top 30.

They're actually #44. Saudi Arabia is #38. Methinks France's socialistic tendancies may be hindering economic progress.

Posted by: Hoodlumman at September 29, 2005 09:44 AM

I can't believe Taiwan never makes these lists.
They have very low taxes, little or no regulation of anything, small government - its a libertarian heaven, and very business-oriented.

Posted by: Am I A Pundit Now? at September 29, 2005 11:59 AM