I'm ok with that, as long as they also have to refund anyone that owns a copy of their game and still wants to play it.
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But it seems companies are not doing it. They are just opening subsidiaries overseas and funneling all of their earnings to them. So why not force them to pay (just like everyone else) for the privilige of staying in the US?
If you don't want to pay taxes, then leave. Or stay and obey the law just like everyone else. And just think of the benefits if they do leave - the rest of the companies will no longer be forced compete against someone who skirts the rules and the US might even start making some sane decisions when it comes to IP.
Sure, we can stop taxing corporations. Just forbid them from doing anything with their money except funding their operation and giving dividends to shareholders. And tax capital gains when the shares increase in value, not when they are sold.
The company is free to leave the US and stop doing business there if they find the taxes too harsh.
What about the natural spread of custom genes?
If you buy seeds, and they happen to contain custom genes are you infringing patents? If your crops get pollinated by a neighboring field that has custom genes, do you have to pay license fees if you replant those seeds?
So why aren't the older fighters limited to the same tech? Their interfaces must be even older.
But there would still be a reason to cooperate. If the punishment for the crime is X to Y years, confessing would make it more likely that it would just be X. So in cases where evidence is strong, the public will likely be spared the cost of a trial and the criminal would still 'profit' by confessing. But a guilty person couldn't be forced into 'accepting' a sentence of X just to avoid being charged with crimes totaling 1000X.
How about not allowing prosecutors to change the charge depending on the plea bargain?
If the prosecutor thinks a person is guilty of X, don't allow them to accept a plea for Y. The most they should be able to offer is a recommendation to the judge of non-maximum sentence.
Isn't being a dancer a business too? So why shouldn't she (or he) be the one that needs to get a license for their persuit of profit?
This would make it kind of pointless to develop drugs that have a high production cost.
You could count profit instead - but not profit on the drug, but profit on the patent. Let the company pick any cost per unit of product as the 'patent profit', then count that down for each unit of product sold. However, also force the company to license the patent for the same amount to anyone else that wants it.
Is there a good reason he isn't making a pile of these generators RIGHT NOW?
If anything, making them would make the 'make billions' part of his plan more likely - proof that his invention is economically viable.
From what I've experienced, capitalism is about as likely to take away human rights and material wealth as communism. My country was doing OK under communism. Most people were happy, they had steady jobs, owned their homes, had free healthcare and education. Since we switched to capitalism not much has improved, while many things have gone and are continuing to go down-hill. And 90% of the people now have less wealth than they did under communism.
And if you send in an equivalent 'battleship' then you are likely risking hundreds of people. And as can be seen from wars on Earth, pilots are/were quite willing to risk their lives.
I guess that could be avoided the same way they avoided torpedoes during WW2 - constant course changes. It would eat the fuel of your ships, but it's better than eating a missile.
Ah yes, the joy of jumping into a system, turning on your engine for a week then curising for the next month before turning around and repeating the exercise (binary systems with the secondary having inhabited planets were a bitch).