On global tax planning:
- Google: even India vying 4 a pie of Google's Irish profit. Google has appealed
- Tax havens: Forget Bermuda, Britain's tax havens are much closer to home
- VAT round tripping: The Hut avoids VAT by shipping via US
- On BP: BP pleads GUILTY to crimes following the Gulf oil spill, and will pay the largest fine in USA history: $4.5 billion.; and it was a tough day for BP: “BP to Pay $525 M Penalty to Settle Securities Fraud charges for Deepwater Horizon” Note BP, a corp, was charged with manslaughter. Who will serve the time?
- From the Center on Budget: Income inequality has grown in every state from the 1970s to mid-2000s
- From Econbrowser: The Republican Joint Economic Committee Does Public Finance (not very well)
- On Carried Interest: A Former Hedge Fund Manager Breaks Down How Wall Street Uses Its Favorite Tax Loophole
- Outrageous: Taxpayers to pay for Montreal auditor-general's lawyers as he sues the city for intercepting his emails.
- Contraception and economic empowerment: UN declares family planning an essential human right that has positive effects on economic development
- Labor, exploting it, suppressing it, and the cost of commodities: At what cost, cheap furniture? In the 90s Ikea used child labor, now it's prison labour, but Ikea feels sorry ... ; and Honeywell anti-union strategy leaked: a how to guide for suppressing workers, in (truly horrible) powerpoint...
- ON what standard should we use to judge laws: Unequal v unfair: 'if rules that govern society are enforced by bad referees, fairness doesn’t stand much of a chance'
I wonder if there will be any cutbacks to the yoga classes in BP Canada in Calgary?ReplyDelete