Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ranking Rubbish

The meme - oft repeated by corporate hucksters with their hands out - about an improving "business climate" in conjuction with (the always necessary) tax cuts, leading to an injection of new jobs and companies, was given more ink by the Journal Sentinel recently.

And, as usual in this flawed prescription, the Tax Foundation is cited as the "business climate" authority. But, as shown here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, their methodology is sloppy, to say the least.

For Futher Reading:
Doing Business to Eliminate Worker Protections
Grading Places
Torinus' Taxed Reality
What Do Business Climate Rankings Really Tell Us?
Wisconsin: Open For Business

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