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Comment Re:Escaping only helps you until a war. (Score 3, Insightful) 339 339

The key here is not a ten percent tax rate but ten percent of wealth.

I assume the GP was stating this in reference to a suggestion by Thomas Piketty as to what would be a more "just" (in his definition) tax approach to tackle inequality.

Comment Re:Convenient! (Score 3, Insightful) 148 148

Are you implying that this was a publicity stunt planned by Sony?

The idea that Sony would be willing to accept the liability massive costs with disclosing private information of its employees really beggars belief; what money they could have made from the film would really not be worth the potential risk here.

Comment Re:Oh, Argentina (Score 2) 165 165

It's basically a case of the US courts showing to the world that countries may not want to work within the US system to deal with bonds as it fair serious hindrance to sovereignty. The council on foreign relations stated it was probably one of the worst decisions in recent court history and could potentially move a great deal of finance from New York to other hubs.

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