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November 11th, 2017 by

A Crucial Part of a Pro-Growth Agenda to Encourage Startup Activity and Small Business Growth by Raymond J. Keating- It’s important to realize that excessive regulation is not just a business issue. In reality, burdensome regulations negatively affect each man, woman and child in the United States. How? By raising the costs and diminishing incentives […]

November 3rd, 2017 by

But Level of Entrepreneurship Improves by Raymond J. Keating- The jobs picture for October by the latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was far from bright. Disappointment from Payroll Survey There were wide expectations for a strong snapback in the establishment, or payroll, survey after the September numbers had been hit […]

November 3rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The Federal Reserve released its Federal Open Market Committee statement on the afternoon of November 1, and the real question turns out to be: Does anyone really care what the Fed said? The Fed statement pointed to more of the same that we’ve experienced for almost a decade now, that is, […]

October 25th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- There’s good news to be heard from small businesses in a survey from Dun & Bradstreet and Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management. Indeed, the news is good largely across the board compared to a year earlier, except for demand for financing. Positive About Growth, Profitability, Hiring A few of […]

October 20th, 2017 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- It’s kind of amusing to witness the contortions that left-wing economists go through to essentially ignore basic economics when arguing for, what amounts to, their politically-driven and desired outcomes. The latest example has to do with opposition to reducing the federal corporate income tax rate from 35 percent […]

October 12th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- In some circles, when it comes to the current debate over tax relief and reform, apparently almost anything goes. Consider the rather detailed projections recently served up by the Tax Policy Center (TPC), operated by the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, on the basic tax plan framework offered by the […]

September 28th, 2017 by

Small Business Policy Insider Special Edition: Tax Reform 2017   A series on key reform measures in the unified framework and their importance to entrepreneurship and small business growth by Raymond J. Keating- The “Big 6” negotiators and President Trump’s tax plan framework calls for allowing all businesses to expense capital investments. A recent SBE Council […]

September 20th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- From at least 2007 to 2016, U.S. entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and workers were beaten down thanks to misguided and costly government actions, including tax hikes and increased regulatory costs. (The policy ills, along with proposed remedies, were spelled out in a November 2016 SBE Council report.) The U.S. desperately needs […]

September 13th, 2017 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Government regulations always hit smaller businesses much harder – including by discouraging new entrants into the regulated industry – than their larger competitors. That goes for regulating the financial industry as well, such as via the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law. Perhaps the most glaring problem with the Dodd-Frank law is […]

September 3rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- It’s as predictable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west. What am I referencing? The response of the Left, various elected officials and much of the media to proposals to cut taxes, especially when it comes to tax relief including upper-income earners and businesses. Whether it’s […]

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