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Well, then there is no such thing as competitivity, as the sovereign is involved in the running of all states. That is after all the very definition of the state. If you use that definition (a strange one at that, in my mind), the word becomes completely useless and void of meaning. Furthermore, you seem to put some kind of moral value in the word. I do not. To me, being competitive means being able to compete on the international market. No more, no less.

This competitivty can then be boosted by the sovereign in many different ways. Indeedm to be competitive you need the sovereign to create a climate in which business can thrive and be competitive. This includes having a strong educational system, excellent infrastrucutre, reasonable electricity prices, low crime, good healthcare, and so on and so on. History has shown that a high tax environment need not at all be a drag on competivity.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 05:58:57 AM EST
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