Italian factory owner moves company to Poland while staff are on holiday

“Fabrizio Pedroni, 49, said he was driven to the drastic course of action because his factory, located near the city of Modena, had not turned a profit for five years and he was being strangled by high salaries, crippling taxes and dismal rates of productivity.

Moving the factory to Eastern Europe was the only way of saving his company, which was founded 50 years ago by his grandfather.”


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/10262743/Italian-factory-owner-moves-company-to-Poland-while-staff-are-on-holiday.html

I bet there are a lot of entrepreneurs like this. I bet a lot of them would consider Ukraine if there were stronger property rights here. (Which would happen if there was a culture of gun ownership.)

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  1. Ed K

    It was said, “Which would happen if there was a culture of gun ownership.”

    Where are supporting facts?

    Whereas your home town:

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super-PAC
    is gearing up for a 2014 campaign showdown against
    the once-dominant gun-rights lobby, promising to play
    a major role in primary and general election races
    where gun control is a ballot box issue.

    Buoyed by the victory of a Bloomberg-backed
    candidate in this week’s Democratic primary in
    Illinois, Independence USA on Wednesday put
    the National Rifle Association (NRA) on notice
    that it is now facing a well-funded — and
    motivated — foe.

    Consider that altenative candidate could have
    been hometown boy?

    Rather this is candidate:

    “There once was a pervert named Weiner,
    who had a perverted demeanor.
    Forced from the Hill for acting like Bill,
    now Congress is one weiner leaner.”
    Moral:
    “If you tweet your meat, you lose your seat!”

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  2. Ed K

    Here is observation from over the hill.

    Reply does not speak to void in leadership in
    opposition to gun control whether in USA or Ukraine.

    It is easy to complain, requires much more to do
    something, yes?

    Going back to college and pre commissioning in army,
    did you ever study the subject of ‘Leadership’?

    Yes, some guys have presence and charisma, but
    some guys who attain great power achive it by
    constant work or effort.

    In Ukraine some of that work has been done in
    secrecy, yes. And we know resons why.

    However, USA and Ukraine cry for audacious leaders
    to fight against ‘statist’.

    The problem is exasperated by the likes of George Soros who
    claims he belives in democracy. With his great attained wealth
    he supports international and USA organizations which he
    claims are promoting democracy.

    A critical analysis demonstrates that he blieves in Marxism
    from his childhood in Hungary to his efforts today. He only
    supports democratic groups, organizations that have a
    Marxist or Statist tinge.

    He supports gun control groups, why?

    I guess you have reached middle age without grasping it effects?

    Lenin and Stalin are men who left paths. How did they do that?
    Who will make the similar efforts for freedom to stop those who
    follow their paths?

    I just do not see the courage and dedication to win that fight…

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