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[2]: waaa?
by helf on Sun 29th Apr 2012 14:14 UTC in reply to "RE: waaa?"
helf
Member since:
2005-07-06

oh, trust me, I do not believe taxes = theft. I'm just on the fence over it being immoral when its just abusing the system legally.

BTW, I love your story. Never heard it and it explains it so succinctly. ;)

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RE[3]: waaa?
by cfgr on Sun 29th Apr 2012 14:32 in reply to "RE[2]: waaa?"
cfgr Member since:
2009-07-18

oh, trust me, I do not believe taxes = theft. I'm just on the fence over it being immoral when its just abusing the system legally.

Well there you said it: it's legal, but still abuse, so that qualifies as immoral in my book ;)

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RE[4]: waaa?
by re_re on Sun 29th Apr 2012 23:49 in reply to "RE[3]: waaa?"
re_re Member since:
2005-07-06

Is it imoral to want to keep what you have worked for?

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