The 10 best countries for business

Up-and-coming Canada vaults ahead in this annual list of the world's most business-friendly nations. But did it best the US? And which country came out on top?

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Feb 11, 2014 8:30PM
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Can you hear the cries now We're number 3, We're number 3 and sinking fast. 

Increased government regulation.  Increasing taxes.  Minimum wage.  Uneducated workforce.  Organized labor.  A growing dependency class that the government needs to support to maintain their voting blocks. An anti-business administration that does not support free market capitalism.

 

If you are a business why would you want to locate to the US? 

Feb 12, 2014 11:29AM
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Spain ?   I know the topic is business, but you don't factor in that Spain Un-employment is about 25%...
Feb 15, 2014 10:09AM
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When did Hong Kong secede from China? I just got back in April, 2013? And if its that easy to dump cities can we dump a few like Detroit and L.A., or better yet, D.C.
Feb 11, 2014 8:31PM
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Did Barry declare Hong Kong to be an independent nation?  Did his Chinese handlers approve this?

Feb 13, 2014 2:32PM
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The last time I checked, Hong Kong was not a country.    Did the writers forget it belongs to China?  
Feb 12, 2014 1:56AM
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So who exactly does the rest of the world need protecting from?  Quite frankly the scariest country in the world is the US itself. Lets face it the US went into Iraq with very little provocation and absolutely no proof off WMD's, and spent trillions of dollars fighting a war that didn't need to be fought. The last country that behaved like that was Nazi Germany.  I won't waste my breath defending Iraq, Suddam Hussein was a nasty article, but hardly the worst the worst leader in the world. Look to Africa to see some truly evil leaders. 
Why do you think there are so many Americans travelling with Canadian flags on their backpacks and luggage? Americans have a bad reputation because of their imperialistic policies and and are widely regarded as the bullies of the world. 
Every great country rises and falls and it looks like the US is going through its own gradual decline. But please, do us a favour, no more wars. The world doesn't need the kind of protection that the US provides. That ended with the Cold War more than 20 years ago. 
Feb 15, 2014 8:20PM
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We were all sold down the river decades ago by the crooks in D.C. and the bankers. It is sad that the American people don't have the balls to take back our government. The founding fathers would have been shooting by now.
Feb 12, 2014 9:33AM
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Two measurements you don't see on here are government regulation and corporate taxes.  WE would be a lot lower than number 3 if they included those.
Feb 12, 2014 11:48AM
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our taxes hurt big business? thanks to the huge loopholes written into our tax code most large corporations pay little or no taxes. i believe GE ( our largest corp.) had a return. so much for taxes being an issue .unless of course you are a small corp. and lack the financial mussel of the big guys.   

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Feb 15, 2014 3:48PM
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The US economy is hurt by Banks. They do not invest in people and innovation. They invest in golfing, retailing foreign made products etc. Go to any bank and ask for business loan and they will laugh at you and ask you business plan. Then ask them if you can have credit to spend it on useless items like shopping cloth, going golf and etc, they will ask no question and double your credit.
Feb 16, 2014 1:57AM
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We may not have the best infra-structure in the world, but we sure as heck can blow up the best infra-structure.  In fact, that's our specialty.
Feb 15, 2014 4:09PM
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This is totally off the subject, but I do not know where else to post.


I notice that this website no longer seems to allow posting on national and international  news like one used to be able to do.  A totally new format does not seem to allow for this.


Am I wrong/  Am  missing something.


Thanks.

Feb 12, 2014 12:49PM
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"Two measurements you don't see on here are government regulation and corporate taxes.  WE would be a lot lower than number 3 if they included those."

Well when we let Corporations go unregulated, we ended up with tons of Super-fund sites and Too Big To Fail, Too Big To Jail. We ended up with the wage gap moving from 40 to 1 to well over 400 to 1. Yet in spite of this so call period lately described as the worst for Business, we are seeing Record PROFITS and Cash Hoards. But don't let FACTS stand in the way and expect everyone to be as ignorant as naive will always choose to be.

If we allowed other countries to fend for themselves militarily, that would be reflected in other countries Tax Codes. But don't let that FACT stand in the way of the usual suspects misinforming the public.

Feb 15, 2014 6:22PM
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Leave the demowits in charge and we will soon not even make the list. These commie bastards know nothing about work or creating jobs. They only know about BS climate change, green agendas, class warfare and redistribution of wealth.  
Feb 16, 2014 8:23PM
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and we have obama care while everyone else has socialized medicine for all
Feb 16, 2014 2:44PM
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when we invaded Iraq what help did we have protecting the other countries.  they know how stupid we are so they sit back and let us protect them and spent our resources and saved their.  we have become so a damn stupid country and they all sit back and laugh at us.
Feb 20, 2014 5:33AM
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This study is flawed! Hong Kong is NOT a country. It is very much a part of China.
Feb 20, 2014 10:37AM
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of course Hong Kong would be number 1, they want businesses to go in so they can copy their goods and make imitations..lol
Feb 15, 2014 12:26PM
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Funny how many of these countries have socialist economys.
Feb 20, 2014 6:46AM
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Someone (IC1971), Willy Johnson,  JOHN D 1234,
 
All of you really do not know.  Monitoring and Censorship of All US Communications (News is Communications; therefore, US News Censored). Without Warrant Mandatory Cooperation of All US Communications Providers (therefore, US News Censors themselves).   The rest below:
 
President Obama's Elimination of US Citizen's US Constitutional Rights:

 

On January 21, 2009 the Democratic Party Controlled US Congress (US House of Representatives and US Senate) had Bills siting on President Obama's desk in the Oval Office to be signed into US Laws:

 

President Obama's Expanded Presidential Powers given to him by the previous Demoncrap Party Controlled US Senate and Demoncrap Party Controlled US House of Representatives (2013 Under Review by the US Supreme Court). Monitoring and Censorship of All US Communications (News is Communications; therefore, US News Censored). Without Warrant Mandatory Cooperation of All US Communications Providers (therefore, US News Censors themselves). US Military Use of Deadly Force Against US Civilians. Preemptive Detentions of US Civilians. US Military Tribunals of US Civilians (No US Due Process of Law). Indefinite Detentions of US Civilians (added by President Obama's 2013 NDAA and 2014 NDAA). Revised US Insurrection Act (No US Congressional Approval Required, Implemented by President Executive Order). US NORTHCOM Contingency Plans (US Civilian Civil Disobedence, Summary Executions, etc.; as implemented on Order of Commander In Chief). Expansion of Guantanamo from Camp 1 to Camp 6 with a $750,000 Soccer Field for Detainees Only. Legalization of the previously defeated as Unconstitutional US House of Representatives US Law H.R.1955 and US Senate Law, S.1959 aka the George Orwell 1984 Thought Crimes Laws, in that the witnessed verbal or written thought is the Felony Crime not the Action; like definition: "Anyone stating a radical change to (US) Government is a Homegrown Domestic Terrorist". Lots of etc..


 

Pinnochio Obama "No One Is Trying To Take Your Guns Away".

 

President Obama's attempt to use the United Nations to Force US Gun Control (take away 2nd Amendment US Constitutional Rights):

 

Democrats Oppose Obama-U.N. Gun Control Treaty

 

usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/07/26/democrats-oppose-obama

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