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Old 05-17-2016, 06:31 PM   #1
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If European Social Democracy is So Toxic to Business...

...then why are most of the top-10 business friendly countries European Social Democracies, with those most socialist of them, the Nordic countries, crowding that list starting with #1, Denmark.

Forbes Best Countries for Business:
http://www.forbes.com/best-countries-for-business/

The U.S. is well down the list at #22, well behind more socialist Canada at #7.

Or is Forbes just some Commie apologist rag?
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Thats why Rothschild Wealth Management and trust relocated to Nevada.
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:45 PM   #3
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Well, there, single handed, is the dagger through the heart of that argument then.

Interesting that a financial firm would opt to relocate to the state of gambling center, Las Vegas, which is likely the meta-message in that.

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Well, there, single handed, is the dagger through the heart of that argument then.

Interesting that a financial firm would opt to relocate to the state of gambling center, Las Vegas, which is likely the meta-message in that.
This country isnt as business friendly as it once was, its still a lot better than most european countries. IDC what a magazine has to say. So if Europe is so business friendly, then why did a centuries old firm packup and move to the US?

And they're in Reno you douchebag, very far from Vegas.
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On what basis do you make your claim? What points/criteria of Forbes do you dispute (I'll presume your not just brushing them off, just because).

And yes, they did relocate to Reno, in the state that also contains gambling icon Vegas, and similar gambling city Reno - point still valid.
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On what basis do you make your claim? What points/criteria of Forbes do you dispute (I'll presume your not just brushing them off, just because).

And yes, they did relocate to Reno, in the state that also contains gambling icon Vegas, and similar gambling city Reno - point still valid.
You assumed wrong, I am just brushing them off. Forbes is the business literature equivalent to Time magazine. People read it for entertainment purposes only.

So you're saying one of the most respected financial institutions in the world moved to Nevada because of gambling? Are you trying to say they moved here for the blackjack and not the regulations and tax incentives?
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Even Times magazine is often correct.

While I can't say what Rothchild's reasons for relocating were, in a broader sense, I think the speculative endeavors far too many financial firms now engage in is little better than Vegas/Reno style gambling ... with other people's money as the right is so fond of saying.
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Even Times magazine is often correct.

While I can't say what Rothchild's reasons for relocating were, in a broader sense, I think the speculative endeavors far too many financial firms now engage in is little better than Vegas/Reno style gambling ... with other people's money as the right is so fond of saying.
In any case, despite your one anecdotal case, the Nordic countries seem to be thriving quite well, both economically and, just as importantly, socially as well with some of the highest happiness/life satisfaction rates in the world.
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...then why are most of the top-10 business friendly countries European Social Democracies, with those most socialist of them, the Nordic countries, crowding that list starting with #1, Denmark.

Forbes Best Countries for Business:
http://www.forbes.com/best-countries-for-business/

The U.S. is well down the list at #22, well behind more socialist Canada at #7.

Or is Forbes just some Commie apologist rag?
Thats awesome....too bad all of the worlds biggest companies and biggest developments come from the USofA. Greenland has the best water I hear, but who the fvck cares?
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Thats awesome....too bad all of the worlds biggest companies and biggest developments come from the USofA. Greenland has the best water I hear, but who the fvck cares?

Then how do you explain that the US only has 2 of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies. And is it even worth pointing out that China has 3 in the top 10.
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Then how do you explain that the US only has 2 of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies. And is it even worth pointing out that China has 3 in the top 10.
Because the big money is in infrastructure companies in emerging markets, like Mexico, India, China, and Brazil, it's not a secret that the money is there, hell, I invest in many of those Telcos and such, but that has fvckall to do with those nations' economic systems.
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In any case, despite your one anecdotal case, the Nordic countries seem to be thriving quite well, both economically and, just as importantly, socially as well with some of the highest happiness/life satisfaction rates in the world.
Did you just reply to yourself? Lol
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Even Times magazine is often correct.

While I can't say what Rothchild's reasons for relocating were, in a broader sense, I think the speculative endeavors far too many financial firms now engage in is little better than Vegas/Reno style gambling ... with other people's money as the right is so fond of saying.

Incorrect.
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Thats awesome....too bad all of the worlds biggest companies and biggest developments come from the USofA. Greenland has the best water I hear, but who the fvck cares?
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Because the big money is in infrastructure companies in emerging markets, like Mexico, India, China, and Brazil, it's not a secret that the money is there, hell, I invest in many of those Telcos and such, but that has fvckall to do with those nations' economic systems.

Then your argument about all the biggest companies being in the US just went poof.
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Then your argument about all the biggest companies being in the US just went poof.


Are you seriously going to lump heavily government subsidized infrastructure companies in emerging highly populated nations into the same category as apple, tesla, etc? Are you going to tell me that although the Telco's in India and Brazil are expanding at 10x the rate of an American or Canadian telco, that means India and Brazil are a better place to open a business?
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Cliffs: OP doesn't understand economics or business

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