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Post by impar » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:07 pm

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Here’s How Hong Kong’s Proposed Extradition Law Will Impact Its Competitiveness

On Sunday, June 9th, Hong Kongers took to the streets to protest a proposed extradition law that would provide the legal framework for residents of the autonomous city to be sent to China. Organizers say that this is the largest protest Hong Kong has ever seen, with approximately one million people — in a city of 7.3 million — hitting the streets to voice their concerns that this law would provide a slippery slope to legitimize abductions of activists and Beijing’s political opponents that reside in the City.

https://wccftech.com/hong-kong-extradit ... ss-impact/
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U.S. to investigate French tax that would levy 3% tax on tech firms' super profits

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has put out a statement declaring that there will be an investigation into France’s proposed Digital Services Tax bill which would impose a 3% tax on companies in the tech sector that have taxable a turnover of €750 million on services provided worldwide and €25 million in France. Politicians in France are expected to vote on the bill today.

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Post by impar » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:36 am

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France falls out with US over Internet tax

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The nation which armed and installed a terrorist regime in the US, using fake news about a tea tax, has fallen out with its anti-democratic puppet over an issue of tax sovereignty.

As we reported yesterday, El Presidente Donald Trump was furious that the French are demanding that his country is being ordered to pay a tiny tax on the huge profits it makes in France. The way he sees it, the French should be grateful that they have their data stolen by big US corporations and have seen all their jobs lost to American online megastores without demanding money for health and socialist services.

He has ordered an investigation into whether the French are targeting US companies so that he can bring in a few tariffs.
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Post by impar » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:37 am

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The lesson from the ruins of Notre Dame: don’t rely on billionaires
The French super-rich promised to dig deep, but such philanthropy comes at a steep price
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Weeks go by, then months, and Notre Dame sees nothing from the billionaires. The promises of mid-April seem to have been forgotten by mid-June. “The big donors haven’t paid. Not a cent,” a senior official at the cathedral tells journalists. Far humbler sums are sent in, from far poorer individuals. “Beautiful gestures,” says one charity executive, but hardly les grands prix.
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Whether in France or Britain or the US, the rich give money to the grand institutions at the heart of our cultures to secure their social status in plaques and photo opportunities. In much the same way, they fund our political parties, then enjoy the kickbacks when they form a government. As Julia Cagé, an economist at Paris’s SciencesPo, points out, some of the same people pledging donations to Notre Dame were also among those who funded Macron’s rise to the presidency. In her recent award-winning book, to be published in English next year as The Price of Democracy, Cagé calculates that 600 wealthy people in France gave between €3m and €4.5m to Macron’s election campaign. In other words, 2% of all donors made up between 40 % and 60% of all En Marche funding. Within a few months, the new president cut taxes on the wealthy, giving his richest donors “a return of nearly 60,000% on their investment”. Just as with Notre Dame – a tiny deposit, a lot of influence and one hell of a payout.
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