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A data tax for a digital economy

Where does a company consume publicly-provided goods, and hence where should taxes on it be applied? What is a suitable definition of sales tax when the users of a data-driven internet platform use it without monetary fees? What is a … Continue reading

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The “ifo Geschäftsklimaindex” – a humble comment

Month after month on a given day the “ifo Geschäftsklimaindex” is being published, commented upon by the Ifo president and picked up by the press. Yesterday was such a day and Clemens Fuest commented “Die Stimmung in den deutschen Chefetagen … Continue reading

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To #BREXIT or not to #BREXIT: June update

As we enter June and we are just three weeks ahead of the BREXIT referendum the latest Guardian poll shows the brexiteers leading 52% -48% . Moreover both the Financial Times  as well as the Economist brexit poll trackers continue … Continue reading

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The Specter of AfD over BRD

After the shockingly strong showing of AfD in election results in Hessen last weekend many political commentators were admitting not to have seen it coming. The showing was exacerbated by the extremely low electoral participation but having the spectrum of … Continue reading

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