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Comment Re:Why should corporations pay taxes anyway? (Score 1) 592

They would hire more people or pay them more.

Why would they do that? They're not charities, employing people for the fun of it. Unless there's a need for more employees, nobody else is going to be employed, and those that are employed aren't going to earn any more than the companies can get away with paying them based on the job market. And even then, those employees (and everyone else) are going to have to pay more in tax to make up for the loss of corporation tax.

Are Facebook, Google, et al. who are paying miniscule amounts of tax in Europe and elsewhere demonstrating your theory? By the relative unemployment levels between there and the US, I'm guessing not.

Comment Re:Title is misleading (Score 1) 510

Because as humans, we tend to hold ourselves above inanimate objects that wouldn't exist if it were not for us creating them.

Candlesticks wouldn't exist if it weren't for a supplier making them, whereas if every company signs an exclusive contract with a union, you're forcing people to join a union to get work.

Comment Re:Yes. (Score 1) 417

Also, Apple doesn't sell upgrades, they sell the actual OS for $20. So if you don't want to pay three times as much, you can skip as many upgrades as you want and the cost to get the latest version remains the same.

Apple's OS releases are by definition upgrades - (according to the licence) you can only install them on Apple hardware, and all Apple hardware is sold with a version of OS X preinstalled, so there is no real distinction between upgrades and full releases.

Comment Re:Let me pay the licence fee. (Score 1) 195

I pay the BBC licence fee for my mother (she is still in England, but I'm resident in the USA), so technically I am allowed to view content over iPlayer

Accept you're not. The licence is per household, so you're paying for your mother's licence for her house, if you live seperately from her then you'd still need your own licence.

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