Apple’s principled defense

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September 1, 2016
by Alberto Mingardi  
Posted in Commentary

"A point is worth stressing: a multinational company knows well that any state where it operates can challenge the way it is filing for taxes. But this is not the case in Apple's instance. Here the European Union is challenging both Apple and the Irish government. The tax collector and the tax payer agree that the latter has paid the right amount; employees of a supranational institution think differently. It's like your lawyer coming to your house and telling you and your wife that you must divorce because yours is not a happy marriage, when both of you are quite content staying together. Apple's Tim Cook has provided a principled defence of Apple's behaviour: that rare thing in the world of business." (09/01/16)  

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