Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal issues

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Fiscal competition
and economic freedom


Nicolas Lecaussin

Diplômé de Sciences-po Paris, ancien président de l’iFRAP (Institut Français de Recherche sur les Administrations Publiques), fondateur de Entrepreneur Junior et auteur de plusieurs ouvrages sur le capitalisme, l’Etat et les politiques publiques.

Articles by this author (17) :

The useless reshuffle : another French exception

The useless reshuffle : another French exceptionFollowing lacklustre performance at local elections, the French President has appointed a new Prime Minister. Is it a good tactic, and will it change anything?

Anti-Pollution Measures: A Third Of Abuse Of Power, A Third Of Mismanagement And A Third Of Demagoguery

Anti-Pollution Measures: A Third Of Abuse Of Power, A Third Of Mismanagement And A Third Of DemagogueryAnd maybe even a fourth third of “electoralism” in order to win the hearts of green voters! In fact, the executive power has nothing but contempt for users, taxpayers and citizens.

Matteo Renzi And The Reform Challenge In Italy

Matteo Renzi And The Reform Challenge In ItalyOf all the shortcomings of the Italian economy, youth unemployment (40%) is the most worrying. The new Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, took up this issue through labor law reform since it was outdated and harmful. Will he succeed where Mario Monti failed? Yet what happened at Fiat’s may be (...)

Obama The Ultimate Survival Guide
A Book By Wayne Allyn Root (Regnery, 2013)

Obama The Ultimate Survival GuideUltimately, how to resist the Obamamania that is ruining the United States?

Corporate Tax: Northern Good Practices

Corporate Tax: Northern Good PracticesIt is not forbidden to former socialist countries to reduce the weight of the state and drastically reduce taxes, especially on businesses. This was done in Sweden and Denmark, where unemployment is lower than in France .

Banque de France vs Bundesbank

The staff costs are higher at the Banque de France than in the Bundesbank! This is one of the conclusions of our comparative study “Banque de France vs Bundesbank”. On the one hand, 1.45 billion euros, in the other hand, 700 million euros! Regarding pension costs, the comparison also makes a (...)

Knowledge and Power

Knowledge and PowerA little more than 30 years ago, George Gilder published a book titled: “Wealth and Poverty”. This book became a worldwide bestseller. As a researcher, an economist and an investor, the author showed that government intervention cannot reduce poverty, but economic growth and economic development (...)

The U.S. Economy Is Getting Better Thanks To The Stimulus. Really?

The U.S. Economy Is Getting Better Thanks To The Stimulus. Really?It seems logical: economic growth resumed in the United States, and since the United States used an economic stimulus thanks to budget deficits, it could be believed that public spending lead to recovery. Indeed, but… it is in the sectors that did not benefited from the Federal money that new (...)

Government Caring For Youth: The Path To Failure

Government Caring For Youth: The Path To FailureFrance hosted in the November 15th week a summit dedicated to the "Fight Against Youth Unemployment." This is an excellent initiative for a country where the 16-25 years-old population reached a 26.1 % unemployment rate. Yet, France should be doing what is being done elsewhere, especially in (...)

Violence and Absurdity of French Anti-Wealth Ideologists

Violence and Absurdity of French Anti-Wealth IdeologistsAttacks against wealthy people are still going on in spite of the fact the Welfare-State is plundering taxpayers. In a recently published book, sociologists – I should say ideologists – Michel and Monique Pionçon-Charlot are criticizing those they call "deliquents". No, wealthy people are not (...)

Positive Opinion of the Administration: France vs Germany
50% against 73% favorable to the administration!

Positive Opinion of the Administration: France vs Germany According to a Eurobarometer / TNS Opinion, only 50% of the French people have a good opinion of their government whereas 46% have a bad opinion (4% are undecided). In Germany, the government gathers 73% favorable opinion and 23% unfavorable opinions (4% were undecided). Yet, in 2013 public (...)

The Stimulus Does Not Work

The Stimulus Does Not WorkThe crisis of the world economy since 2008 has encouraged various governments to increase the share of public spending. This increase was a general phenomenon among the OECD countries and contributed to an unprecedented debt hike. An IREF study comparing the development of key economic (...)

Working Hours : When France Forbids, Germany and Sweden Allow

Working Hours : When France Forbids, Germany and Sweden AllowAnd in France, there is a high level of unemployment whereas it is low elsewhere. And elsewhere, there is no Labor Code, no unions, no judges, and everybody is satisfied with the freedom of work, as reported by IREF European (...)

Germany : Less Welfare State, More Electoral Victories

Germany : Less Welfare State, More Electoral Victories Reforming is a path for reelection: German Chancellor Angela Merkel privatized, deregulated, capitalized. She did not reflate nor accepted deficits : she reduced taxes. For sure, there are some lessons to learn for France.

Anti Free Trade: A French Obsession

Anti Free Trade: A French ObsessionThis is the transaltion of an article published by Nicolas Lecaussin on August 14th, 2013
What is the common point between Socialists as Claude Bartolone, President of the French National Assembly, Pierre Moscovici, the Finance Minister, MP Jérôme Guedj, Conservatives as Xavier Bertrand, Health (...)

In France the legislative process is hijacked by those who depend on public money

In France the legislative process is hijacked by those who depend on public moneyBetween 3 and 5 per cent of the members of Parliament, and 6 per cent of the senators: the parliamentarians with a background in business represent a tiny minority. An IREF study shows the contrast with four other countries where economic legislation is handled by people who know what it means. (...)

Les pauvres veulent plus de libertés et moins d’aides

Les individus pauvres font confiance au marché. C’est la principale conclusion qui ressort d’une récente étude de la Banque mondiale bizarrement passée sous silence par les médias français. Analyse de Nicolas Lecaussin

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