Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Apr 2012 12:22 UTC
Apple "Apple, the world's most profitable technology company, doesn't design iPhones here. It doesn't run AppleCare customer service from this city. And it doesn't manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby. Yet, with a handful of employees in a small office here in Reno, Apple has done something central to its corporate strategy: it has avoided millions of dollars in taxes in California and 20 other states." Sure, this is all legal for companies to do (and Apple obviously isn't alone) but it does show you how much sense of morality companies have. Answer: none. But hey, it's legal, and the law is never wrong, right?
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RE[7]: But taxation is theft
by Alfman on Mon 30th Apr 2012 05:46 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: But taxation is theft"
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"Indeed. The federal government is simply too distant from the common man to keep in check. It should be reduced to a bare minimum and all power should go to the individual states."

Yep, if states/counties took over the roles of federal government, then they would almost certainly have to be more competitive in the long term. The federal government has become complacent and self-entitled without regard to doing what's best for the people.

Not to paint it as all roses, but at least our tax dollars would be managed by local officials with a bigger stake in the success of local communities.

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