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Harry’s Take: Closing bookstores detract from city’s vitality

Harry’s Take: Closing bookstores detract from city’s vitality

April 21, 2014


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Cutthroat competition and surging rent prices have forced many of New York’s booksellers to abandon shop. For local bookstores, the price of rent has reached a level that has proven unsustainable. Despite residents who choose to buy their latest novels from local bookstores instead of online behemot...

High taxes in Europe hurt businesses

High taxes in Europe hurt businesses

February 27, 2014


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In a campaign speech last month, Leader of the Labor Party Ed Miliband promised to raise the income tax rate among England’s wealthiest from 45 to 50 percent if elected prime minister. The Economist jokes that his tax hike will only bring in the amount of money needed to buy a few English Premier...

Big box retail hurts small business

Big box retail hurts small business

October 9, 2012


Filed under Opinion

While watching the presidential debate this past Wednesday night, I noticed something interesting. No, it wasn’t Mitt Romney’s unwavering desire to kill and eat Big Bird for Thanksgiving, but rather both candidates’ emphasis on supporting small business to help the economy grow. This notion strikes...