Google is doing well.
Irish Government is going bankrupt.
Just on face value, which group is being the most responsible with their money?
Is it just me, or does the idea of taking resources from one group of responsible people and giving it to another that are clearly incompetent counterintuitive? IMO, the best example of the failure of "trickle down economics" is giving money to the government. The logic makes sense though: a majority of people do not gain direct monetary profit from Google. Government likes to throw wealth around like sand on a beach. Google has lots of smart people that will probably survive a swift kick to the face, and when the government starts throwing the money around, there is a pretty decent chance some of it will come my way one way or another, at least relatively to leaving Google with its own money that it earned. So in democracy, we can trade A for B, take back A, then trade it for B and C, take back A again, and trade it for B, C, and D. And apparently, this is how you build an economy. And what do we do if people claim to feel cheated by this system and don't want to play along? We throw them in jail, call THEM a cheat, and get to take all their stuff.
TL;DR Fuck institutionalized theft.