For a company like Greyhound those would be considered fixed assets and would be depreciated according to a depreciation schedule.
FYI if the assets aren't in service they wouldn't be depreciated. Only once they are put in service is depreciation started.
You're forgetting that Microsoft redefined "cancer" as "Open Source Software" some years back...
> And if their profitability falls below what investors demand as a return, then those companies move to China
How ? This whole discussion is about Apple products being sold in countries across the EU, and those countries getting no tax benefit.
Do you really think that Apple would stop selling in the whole of the EU ?
Docklands Light Rail in London. They have a guy on the train who can drive it if need be, but I can't remember the last time I saw anyone in the driver's seat other than a passenger, and I use it twice a day, 5 days a week.
But what do I know?
As to my absence I've been a bit overwhelmed by work stuff, sorry about that, it's no excuse
Yep - I'm sure no one at Google thought about this. You should email them quick!
What, you think Google is magic, or prescient?
Google has had A LOT of bad ideas. And went on to implement them, only later to realize they were bad ideas.
The thing about Google is that it (or Alphabet) is big enough that it can afford such failures... no matter how much it costs the rest of us.
So why did Clapper commit perjury in front of congress to cover up these programs?
Besides, we have the documents leaked by Snowden, which revealed what they revealed. And as a result we know that we were lied to, and deceived, and criminally abused, over oh so many things...
Good intentions do not make up for that. Professionalism doesn't make up for that. Nothing, in fact, makes up for that.
The end of labor is to gain leisure.