Whether we’re examining Economic Freedom of the World, Index of Economic Freedom, World Competitiveness Ranking, the Global Competitiveness Report, or the World Bank’s Doing Business, publications that endeavor to give us apples-to-apples comparisons of economic policy provide useful measuring sticks.
- We can learn how Hong Kong compares to Singapore.
- We can determine the freest nation in Latin America.
- We can find a bright spot in Africa.
- We can assess whether any European nation is avoiding statism.
I’m especially interested in comparisons that focus on fiscal policy.
So I was very interested to see that the Tax Foundation just released its annual International Tax Competitiveness Index, which measures the quality of tax policy of nations that are part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Here are highlights from the report, starting with some background.
The structure of a country’s tax code is…
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