Governments shouldn't pretend to be startups — no matter what politicians say

Tech 17-6-2017 Mashable 39

The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. 

Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to "think and move more like a startup" and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy.

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"When an entrepreneur has too much success, he gets stigmatized and, in general, he gets taxed. This is over!" Macron told a crowd of techies in Paris, according to Reuters. "We will drive through these [sic] transformation without delay." Read more...

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