Category Archives: analysis and opinion

Puerto Rico could learn from the perils of price controls that lead to shortages such as masks to protect against the Coronavirus

Puerto Rico should eliminate the inventory tax as this discourages companies from being more prepared, which discourages them from keeping more emergency supplies in stock, especially since many supplies cannot easily be trucked in, such as can be done in … Continue reading

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Key examples of incompetence and mismanagement by Puerto Rican government officials in Puerto Rico

1 Over 10 million bottles of water in pallets found in Ceiba after Hurricane Maria, went to waste after left sitting for months.  If it were a few pallets that were lost or missing, that might be excusable, but how … Continue reading

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Nepotism undermines public service mission in Puerto Rico government

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/nepotismunderminespublicservicemission-2530771 Nepotism undermines public service mission The recurrent hiring of family and close relatives of government officials deprives Puerto Rico of millions of dollars. This pattern based on the Legislature mocks the people and shows contempt for Puerto Rico. Thursday, … Continue reading

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More than 350,000 Puerto Rican drivers have an expired driver’s license, or over 10% of licensed Puerto Rican drivers

One key reason why so many people in PR are driving with an expired driver’s license is the unnecessarily difficult and cumbersome process to comply with the law!  For example, in Puerto Rico, one may not renew a driver’s license … Continue reading

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Legal group predicts avalanche of foreclosures in P.R. in 2019

While it must be tragic to lose a home to foreclosure, people must honor their commitments to repay when they receive a loan. Legal group predicts avalanche of foreclosures in P.R. this year Legal group predicts avalanche of foreclosures in … Continue reading

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Act 20, Act 22 bring talented people from the states who hire thousands of Puerto Ricans, invest billions of dollars in PR

This is a great program to help revive Puerto Rico by injecting capital, buying property, cars, household goods, and hiring thousands of Puerto Ricans.  Without these incentives, these talented people would not have been attracted to move to Puerto Rico. … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy is the enemy of growth

Puerto Rico wages are lower that the lowest state, Mississippi.  An argument can be made that Puerto Rican wages are TOO HIGH, based on the low productivity and inefficiencies in conducting business with the government in PR. https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/bureaucracyistheenemyofgrowth-2525937 Bureaucracy is … Continue reading

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