"Nobody Pays That": Background on four strategies that American companies use to reduce their taxes.

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    Jun 20, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    Also why it is ultimately counter productive to heavily tax domestically as firms will simply keep capital abroad and invest in foreign operations over American ones. This is one of the consequences as well of falling American economic dominance - that foreign markets are lucrative enough so as not to worry about the consequences of not being in, or having a reduced presence in, US markets (it's a 3.5 minute video):

    http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/06/19/business/100000000870844/inside-the-accountants-playbook.html

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    Jun 20, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidAlso why it is ultimately counter productive to heavily tax domestically as firms will simply keep capital abroad and invest in foreign operations over American ones. This is one of the consequences as well of falling American economic dominance - that foreign markets are lucrative enough so as not to worry about the consequences of not being in, or having a reduced presence in, US markets (it's a 3.5 minute video):

    http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/06/19/business/100000000870844/inside-the-accountants-playbook.html



    That's a good top level view of the counter-effect of America's tax policy. It is by the way only one of many. The world truly is becoming more integrated on a global scale, with many players learning how to compete to fill government coffers at lower rates on increased volume.

    You give to the winners you choose.