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Benjamin Buchwald

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Low labour taxes – less unemployment

by Alexander Fink, Benjamin Buchwald    7 May 2015    0

An age-old phenomenon: Some unemployment exists and politicians want to fight it by creating conditions for new jobs. The usual recipe involves expanding government spending and investment programs. Figures for OECD countries show that places with low taxation of labour tend to exhibit low (...)

Deutschland Wages Über Alles

by Alexander Fink, Benjamin Buchwald, Petr Barton    11 October 2014    0

Germany’s minimum wage has been created at a pretty high level, higher than its equivalents in the UK or the US. Increasing the price and reducing the quantity of an economic activity it acts as a tax. A pretty unsocial one as it destroys jobs for the poor and punishes those who create them. (...)