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  •  Interesting thought... but: (0+ / 0-)

    You would need a way to prevent 'phoenixing'--- to prevent a corporation from 'dying and rebirthing' every few years to qualify for the baby-business tax breaks.

    Also, Europe at least has tons of failed and eaten tech startups.  Which reminds me that in business there is a lot of predation, rather than simple infant mortality.  In some cases, esp. in tech, the 'babies' goal is to get eaten.

    Also, a lot of mom-and-pop businesses survive because of regulations that restrict larger corporations, rather than those that encourage the small guy.  For instance, Americans like to bemoan Europe's strict laws on when stores can be open (no Sundays, closed at 7, wtf), but they're designed to help small businesses that can't hire staff for all those extra hours.  Also, laws in some countries govern when sales can take place, and in some cases (like the French book industry), there are strict price controls, both deisgned to prevent big stores from using economies of scale to undercut the little guy.  

    Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

    by nominalize on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 05:09:47 AM PDT

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