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Tax Policy Helped Create Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis

https://taxfoundation.org/tax-policy-helped-create-puerto-rico-s-fiscal-crisis Tax Policy Helped Create Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis June 30, 2015 Scott Greenberg   Gavin Ekins Yesterday, the governor of Puerto Rico announced that his government’s $72 billion of debts are not payable, in advance of $1.92 billion in … Continue reading

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Puerto Ricans Face ‘Sacrifice Everywhere’ on an Insolvent Island

  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/06/us/puerto-rico-insolvency-business-owners-anxiety.html Puerto Ricans Face ‘Sacrifice Everywhere’ on an Insolvent Island By FRANCES ROBLESMAY 6, 2017 Workers at the Río Piedras terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico, face waning business. Transportation businesses have been hurt by the economic crisis as … Continue reading

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Lin-Manuel Miranda: Puerto Rico needs “debt forgiveness” to recover

Since Lin-Manuel Miranda believes the debts that Puerto Rico incurred should be forgiven, to not honor the commitment to pay their loans, will Miranda stop charging for all his Hamilton shows or allow  you to “promise” to pay later?  A … Continue reading

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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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Socialism killed Puerto Rico too, not just Greece

  https://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/02/like-greece-puerto-rican-debt-is-all-about-socialism.html Socialism killed Puerto Rico too Jake Novak | @jakejakeny Published 12:34 PM ET Thu, 2 July 2015 CNBC.com Getty Images Capitol building in San Juan I hope no one here in the U.S. is feeling too smug about … Continue reading

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Cossec: Co-ops solvent, but face cash-flow problems

  http://caribbeanbusiness.com/cossec-co-ops-solvent-but-face-cash-flow-problems Cossec: Co-ops solvent, but face cash-flow problems By Eva Lloréns Vélez on August 12, 2017 Editor’s note: The following article originally appeared in the August 10 print edition of Caribbean Business. SAN JUAN — While the Cooperatives Supervision … Continue reading

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Venezuela Goes Bust. How is this different than Puerto Rico running out of money, long before the hurricanes hit PR?

You should read the comments at the end as well. https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-goes-bust-1510703305 Venezuela Goes Bust Another lesson in the price of lending to a socialist regime. Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 12. Photo: Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS By … Continue reading

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