Category Archives: analysis and opinion

Puerto Rico’s poor economy is rooted in counter-productive Puerto Rican government policies

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-blame-puerto-ricos-poor-economy-on-hurricanes/2018/12/17/206a5734-f181-11e8-9240-e8028a62c722_story.html The Puerto Rican government is the problem by having policies that encourage people to be on welfare, to discourage them from working.  It’s simple logic, in that one will get more behavior that is rewarded and less behavior that … Continue reading

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Dealing with Puerto Rico government agencies, needless inefficiency, time wasted, outdated information, DMV, DTOP, CESCO

A reader reports on a recent horrible experience in attempting to renew their car registration.   We would like to emphasize that this person made an extreme effort to comply with the law, but ran into numerous roadblocks. Person received a … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico needs an IMF-style economic plan

  https://www.aei.org/publication/puerto-rico-needs-an-imf-style-economic-plan Desmond Lachman October 27, 2017 | Real Clear Markets Puerto Rico needs an IMF-style economic plan Economics, International Economics It would be an understatement to state that the hurricane-battered Puerto Rican economy is at serious risk of entering … Continue reading

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The mess of Puerto Rico, long before Hurricane Maria hit the island

  http://takimag.com/article/the_mess_before_maria_steve_sailer The Mess Before Maria by Steve Sailer October 04, 2017 photo credit: Bigstock Puerto Rico is a test case of whether nationalism is as dispensable as the heightening conventional wisdom assumes. Puerto Rico possesses many of the attributes … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican CEO: Local government ‘corrupt’ and ‘totally inexperienced’ in Maria cleanup

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/01/puerto-rican-ceo-sends-engineers-to-help-fema-efforts-calls-local-pols-inept.html Puerto Rican CEO: Local government ‘corrupt’ and ‘totally inexperienced’ in Maria cleanup Jorge Rodriguez, CEO of PACIV  (Twitter) The head of an international engineering firm in Puerto Rico said in an editorial Saturday that when the time came to … Continue reading

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What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About the Minimum Wage

Minimum wages are contrary to free and fair markets.  If an unskilled person is not worth what an employer is forced to pay through unjust minimum wage laws, the employer will instead choose more automation or choose to not employ … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico debt crisis drives exodus to U.S.

Puerto Rico debt crisis drives exodus to U.S. Published on Aug 13, 2015 New austerity measures are imposing more economic pain on U.S. territory Puerto Rico, which already has a poverty rate almost double that of America’s poorest state. In … Continue reading

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