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To: gortklattu
Perhaps this is why Cuba is still closed. Hmmmmm....

Costa Rica is a very nice place with small, limited government and low taxes.

22 posted on 07/31/2002 8:35:21 PM PDT by Principled
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To: Principled
I believe that the nation of Belize is also a good tax haven, good enough for one of the Dart family( the makers of paper cups) to renounce his U.S. citizenship. There are Carribean nations that make good money of internet gambling, tax shelters will be the big jackpot, if this thing comes to fruition.
25 posted on 07/31/2002 8:54:48 PM PDT by mlibertarianj
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To: Principled
Costa Rica is a very nice place with small, limited government and low taxes.

So move there. Live like a king like the rest of the Costa Ricans.

Economy - overview  Costa Rica's basically stable economy depends on tourism, agriculture, and electronics exports. Poverty has been substantially reduced over the past 15 years, and a strong social safety net has been put into place. Economic growth has rebounded from -0.9% in 1996 to 4% in 1997, 6% in 1998, and 7% in 1999. Inflation rose to 22.5% in 1995, dropped to 11.1% in 1997, 12% in 1998, and 11% in 1999. Large government deficits - fueled by interest payments on the massive internal debt - have undermined efforts to maintain the quality of social services. Curbing inflation, reducing the deficit, and improving public sector efficiency remain key challenges to the government. Political resistance to privatization has stalled liberalization efforts.

GDP  purchasing power parity - $26 billion (1999 est.)

GDP - real growth rate  7% (1999 est.)

GDP - per capita  purchasing power parity - $7,100 (1999 est.)

GDP - composition by sector  agriculture:14%
industry:22%
services:64% (1998)

Population below poverty line  NA%

Household income or consumption by percentage share  lowest 10%:1.3%
highest 10%:34.7% (1996)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)  10.8% (1999 est.)

You can work in the fields, you can be a busboy, or you can work in a government factory....but hey, think of the taxes you'll save.

78 posted on 08/05/2002 8:04:15 PM PDT by lewislynn
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