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Puerto Rico is living an impoverished debt nightmare reminiscent of southern Europe or Detroit

https://qz.com/125654/puerto-rico-is-living-an-impoverished-debt-nightmare-reminiscent-of-southern-europe-or-detroit Puerto Rico is living an impoverished debt nightmare reminiscent of southern Europe or Detroit By Simone FoxmanSeptember 19, 2013 Puerto Rico’s poverty rate hit 44.9%, according to new data released today by the US Census Bureau—that’s nearly double the poverty rate … Continue reading

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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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Corruption and conflict of interest in Puerto Rico can be reduced with transparency

Why should high-priced consultant McKinsey be allowed to profit in the millions on inside information with a conflict of interest? Transparency of Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Is the Aim of a New Bill Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy case is one of the … 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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Puerto Rico’s $300-an-Hour Demographer Catches Heat From Bondholders

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-20/puerto-rico-s-300-an-hour-demographer-catches-heat-from-bondholders Puerto Rico’s $300-an-Hour Demographer Catches Heat From Bondholders November 20, 2018, 6:00 AM GMT-4 Lyman Stone in Hong Kong on Nov. 6, 2018.Photographer: Xyza Cruz Bacani for Bloomberg Businessweek LISTEN TO ARTICLE 6:54 Some of the most contentious numbers … Continue reading

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