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The top of today's reading list asks if corporate tax structure created incentives that caused the Great Financial Crisis ........ and the last article describes how state tax laws correlate with people and capital migration within the U.S.
- Did Taxes Cause the Financial Crisis? (Mark Roe, Project Syndicate) The author discusses corporate tax structure. But there could also be an argument that low top personal tax brackets also encourage undue leverage, risk taking and financial extraction schemes.
- Investors flee U.S. stocks at fastest pace since 2008 (Jason Klephart, Investment News)
- Internet launches fightback against state snoopers (Robert Cookson, Financial Times) "Key architects of the internet have started to fight back against US and UK snooping programmes by drawing up an ambitious plan to defend traffic over the world wide web against mass surveillance."
- Demand from China and Japan to drive solar industry recovery (Climate Spectator)
- Global Solar PV Demand To Hit 31 GW In 2013, Report Forecasts (Adam Johnson, Clean Technica) Asia-Pacific region will provide just under half of global solar demand in 2013.
- Where have all the cowboys come from? (Lisa Pollock, FT Alphaville)
- Obama’s New Plan to Accelerate Corporate Barbarism (Dan Kervick, New Economic Perspectives) Dan Kervick contributes to Global Economic Intersection. Kervick claims the new higher education plan proposed by the president reaches a "dreary level of meanness and commercial depravity".
- Burnout: The Disease of Our Civilization (Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post)
- Complexity and the Ten-Thousand-Hour Rule (Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker) Ever wonder why it takes so long to master any complex activity? 10,000 hours is five years of 40-hour weeks.
- Americans, and Their Money, Flee High-Tax States (Gil Weinrich, ThinkAdvisor) New York, Illinois and California are the biggest losers; Florida, Arizona and Texas the biggest winners.