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February 06, 2013


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Paul Peters

You're touching here on a very interesting combination of saturated muckracking ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muckraker ) and learned helplessness which translate to what can be seen as pathological fascism.. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Oedipus#Fascism.2C_the_family.2C_and_the_desire_for_oppression )

Chris Skinner

That's going a bit far Peter but yes, I was trying to provoke a reaction ;-)

Andrew Curry

Amazon - and the other competitive thing they do is use tax avoidance (or, er, tax planning) to give themselves a 10-15% cost advantage over those slow-moving high street shops. There's a trick banks might learn from.

Chris Skinner

I think it's banks that taught Amazon, Google, Starbucks et al how to do this Andrew

Barclays makes £11.6bn profits... but pays just £113m corporation tax


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