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The World Bank’s Nonsensical Taxation Index

By Martin W. Lewis | December 3, 2010 |

The “paying taxes” component of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index might seem to rest on more secure foundations than some of the other measurements, as governments have a strong incentive to acquire accurate tax data. The corresponding map, produced above, reveals some unusual patterns. Northern Europe gains a favorable ranking

The Ease of Doing Business Index: Big Problems with Contracts and Credit

By Martin W. Lewis | December 1, 2010 |

The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index rests on a complex amalgamation of data. Each of its component measurements is based on a sub-index, each of which produces a different map. Consider Canada’s relatively low position on the ease of enforcing contracts map, posted above. Canada ranks seventh overall in the composite index

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