Philanthropy Doesn’t Compensate for Tax Evasion


I did not tweet much about Davos, but this one is interesting:

‘It feels like I’m at a firefighters conference and no one’s allowed to speak about water.’

This historian wasn’t afraid to confront the billionaires at Davos about their greed

— Alexander Verbeek 🌍 (@Alex_Verbeek) January 29, 2019

Billionaire @MichaelDell thinks a 70% top rate of income tax would never work.@erikbryn and @RCBregman NAIL exactly why he’s wrong.
Share if you agree.

— Novara Media (@novaramedia) January 26, 2019

When the top U.S. tax rate was 70%—or Higher: through the entire administrations of presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter, the top-tax-bracket rate was at least 70%

— Robert Went (@went1955) January 26, 2019

Rutger Bregman caused a stir for criticising tax avoidance at the World Economic Forum in Davos. On "The Economist asks" @RCBregman and @Henry_Curr debate how—and how much—to tax the rich

— The Economist (@TheEconomist) February 7, 2019


Tax evasion can be stopped.

Keywords: Erik Brynjolfsson; Rutger Bregman; Michael Dell; taxes; tax heavens

2010-01-17, updated: 2019-02-08

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