Economic Intelligence

March 2014


How to Make Fishing Sustainable

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The fishing industry offers a very strong business case for sustainability, but ironically, it is one of the most difficult industries to make sustainable in practice. This week, a new proposal was put forward to finance sustainability in the fishing industry. The proposal illustrates the kind of ...

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Obama's Budget Unfairly Taxes the Oil and Gas Industries

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At no point since the landmark 1986 reform package has the conversation surrounding our outdated tax code been more intense. Many pundits believe that political constraints will prevent any ambitious reform package from moving forward this year, but the markers laid down now will resonate in ...

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The Obamacare Mandate Is Still Bad News For Employers

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The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, but also the Democratic Party’s worst nightmare. After almost four years, the massive health care reform law continues to dominate domestic politics.

A CBS News poll released on Feb. 26 ...

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