Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Better Economy, Featured |

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance HONOLULU, Hawaii—April 15, 2014—Hawaii’s economic upswing has paid off in improved competitiveness and performance according to the annual Rich States, Poor States report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The state ranked 17th in economic performance and moved up four places to rank 36th in economic outlook. The annual...

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Should The New York Times Investigate Wal-Mart Or Carlos Slim?

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Better Economy, Better Government, Blog |

by Paul Gregory The  New York Times’s Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle suggests that Wal-Mart violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The smoking gun: Seven years ago, Wal-Mart de Mexico hired two outside lawyers for $8.5 million to “facilitate” store permits. The lawyers were effective:  “Legal and bureaucratic obstacles melted away after payments were made to minor officials who could thwart...

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Are The United States & Hawaii Competitive?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Better Economy, Blog |

by Adam Smith World leaders, business executives, bankers, journalists and other influential policy makers recently met in Davos Switzerland to discuss the most pressing economic and political issues of the day. During this year’s gathering, there was mutual agreement that soft economic conditions are forcing countries to rethink how they can become more competitive in order to attract new businesses that will create more jobs and also...

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