The Tax Take

The state can help most businesses by just staying well out of their way

5th February, 2017

Compare “Ireland can become the best small country in the world in which to do business” with “America will start winning again, winning like never before”. There’s really not much difference.

Both Enda Kenny, who made the first statement during his 2011 election campaign, and Donald Trump, who made the second in his inauguration speech, articulated a need for business success to drive prosperity and job creation. Different countries,...

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