US saw accomplishments galore during Trump’s first year in office

Carlo Barbieri Even before Donald Trump was elected president in November of 2016, many election watchers, visceral TV and print media commentators, liberal talking heads and lots of people on the street predicted dire consequences if the billionaire businessman from New York were to become the nation’s 45th chief executive. As we kick off 2018, we More...

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By Carlo Barbieri On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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Congress adopts Trump’s reform bill; changes in tax code to benefit businesses, households

Carlo Barbieri The champagne corks were popping on Capitol Hill and at the White House this past week. The major tax reform bill President Donald Trump has promised since he was a presidential hopeful in 2016 was More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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House, Senate endorse lower corporate tax rate in reform bill

By Carlo Barbieri President Trump’s massive tax reform bill – adopted earlier this month on a 51-49 vote in the Senate – with all “yea” votes coming from Republicans — will soon be reconciled by More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Major overhaul of U.S. tax code may come to pass by Christmas

By Carlo Barbieri By the barest of margins, the House and Senate have adopted major revisions to the federal tax code that are considered the most significant changes in more than 30 years. For the most part, we More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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National Entrepreneurship Month honors American innovation

By Carlo Barbieri President Trump has proclaimed the month of November 2017 as National Entrepreneurship Month, celebrating American pride and the country’s two-plus centuries of innovation, hard work and an More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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Florida: Job creation, entrepreneurs and energy production

Florida: Job creation, entrepreneurs and energy production By Carlo Barbieri In my last column, I discussed the evil of monopoly as it relates to Florida Power & Light.  My contention was that a monopoly of More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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The evil monopoly. No power to the people

By Carlo Barbieri As harried Floridians prepared for the arrival of “catastrophic” Hurricane Irma not long ago, their minds were filled with survival pointers: Get the water, get the bread, buy gas, check the More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Governor Rick Scott: A man of the people, a man of business

  By Carlo Barbieri   Last week, I had the honor to attend a meeting with Florida Governor Rick Scott. It was clear since we, a member of Florida Chamber of Commerce, had the discussions with the state’s More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Despite political unrest, Brazil’s economy takes turn for the better

Despite political unrest, Brazil’s economy takes turn for the better By Carlo Barbieri In the analysis made by the Brazilian Minister of Finance, Henrique Meirelles regarding the development and current situation More...

By Carlo Barbieri On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Brazil is exporting money, products and brains to the US

By Carlo Barbieri   I just returned from a work-related trip to Brazil, and I must say I am impressed by the success of the series of conferences held around the nation, in a half-dozen different states and More...