so how about keeping it simple. Set the corporate tax to 10% no ifs no buts and get rid of all the bs..
But 10% of what? That's where the real issue is - what is a profit? Payroll taxes and dividend taxes are typically not an issue, it's easy to track money that actually goes to someone's pockets, it's what happens before it's actually given to someone, when it slushes around different country, that is the issue.
There's no reason why civil service can't be a condition of citizenship. Military service is something different, I get that you might not want to kill people. But conscientious objection to sitting at a desk doing administrative work? On what basis? Cruelty to paper?
It is slavery. I object to being enslaved against my will, even for mundane tasks.
I just hope conference attendees are ready for 51% of the sessions to be held in French,
This is patently false.
and all printed materials being predominantly in French, as required by law.
This may be true - it'll have both languages.
The real question is that, given that Wall Street is so volatile and disconnected from reality, why is its index still considered an important number in decision making?
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How would insurance of bitcoins even work? It seems particularly challenging for many reasons. Generally, insurance policies are written for things with a strongly-known approximate value. (...) Bit coins are highly variable - if I take out a policy against 10,000 bit coins, and they're lost, what value would the policy pay out based on?
That's easy. If you take out an insurance on 10'000 bitcoins and they get stolen, then the insurance company would compensate you by giving you 10'000 bitcoins. Meanwhile, you would keep paying your premiums in real coins.
Most do not work for the government nor are they elected, fool. As much as you would like that to be the case, doctors are still professionals who can work in the private sector and answer to themselves or their bosses and not uncle sam.
And that's exactly how it would be if there was a public health system. A universal healthcare system does not need to enslave anyone. They just need to hire people to do the work that the government deems necessary to be done. Like police and policemen.
You realize there is a difference between Sweden and North Korea, right?
Enslaving doctors and forcing them to work day and night giving away healthcare for free is civilized?
How exactly is this different than what we do to soldiers? Or policemen? Or representatives?
"And despite the reparations, Ticketmaster can continue to profit off transactions — they just have to say they're doing so on their website."
No, really? A private enterprise is allowed to profit off its business provided it does so in a manner that is not fraudulent? Shocking!
Unalienable individual rights was a revolutionary thing at the time and is still forbidden in many "civilized" countries, Canada and the UK for example lacks freedom of speech (and have a monarchy! doh!).
Canadian Charter of Rights (part of the constitution), 2: Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (a) freedom of conscience and religion; (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and (d) freedom of association.