...to economic prosperity. While doing some research for an upcoming business trip, I came across this article from yesterday's New York Times. There is a great deal of very sound advice to be taken from Ireland's approach for Europe, the US, and my own home state. Ireland's advice is very simple: Make high school and college education free; make your corporate taxes low, simple and transparent; actively seek out global companies; open your economy to competition; speak English; keep your fiscal house in order; and build a consensus around the whole package with labor and management - then hang in there, because there will be bumps in the road - and you, too, can become one of the richest countries in Europe. At a time that "taxing the rich" seems to be the popular solution to US financial mismanagement problems, here is sound refutation to that tired old theory.