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"The antitrust assault on the startup economy"

"As the business world widely recognizes, incumbent/startup acquisitions efficiently combine a startup’s innovation excellence with an incumbent’s scale, scope and access to capital. This potent synthesis can accelerate the process of converting an innovation into a viable product for market release. Unfounded regulatory interventions based on hypothetical models of market failure harm consumers and startups by obstructing the path to commercialization."

"Will the ‘Millionaires’ Tax’ Hobble the Massachusetts Economy?"

Well, I don't think it will help.

One business owner recently told me that the millionaires’ tax was a significant reason he made Florida his primary residence last year. He, like Calvo-Bacci and many others, was already antsy about the state’s high estate and business taxes as well as the rising cost of living, driving him toward friendlier pastures. Meanwhile, wealth advisers and business consultants throughout the state say that many of their clients are looking seriously into moving beyond Massachusetts’ borders. Some, they say, will definitely move, while others have commissioned studies in preparation to flee in a few years when current leases or other obligations run out.