September Briefing: Putting the Brakes on Government Spending: Debt Ceiling and Debt Brake

Large budget deficits and high public-sector spending and debt have been pervasive features of modern economies, including in the United States and Switzerland. Employing a debt brake has proven effective at limiting spending, though it is no silver bullet.

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August Briefing: Climate Change: Environmental and Political Effects in Switzerland

The Swiss take climate change very seriously. Both public and private institutions are undertaking extensive programs and initiatives to monitor, and reverse the effects of, rising temperatures.

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July Briefing: Tax Reform and FATCA: Will the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act be Amended?

In 2010, following the financial crisis, the U.S. Congress passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The goal was to make it more difficult for U.S. citizens to evade taxes through accounts abroad. However, the new law imposes extensive reporting...

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