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Multinationals: Are They Good for America?

Posted by: Michael Mandel on February 28

My new cover story: “Multinationals: Are They Good for America?”

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Joe Cushing

February 28, 2008 11:17 PM

Interesting article. Where was it when I wrote my paper on foreign direct investment? I think the economists who want to eliminate the corporate tax are onto something big. I just wonder if anyone has the courage to do it. Would the politicians increase the tax on dividends if they got rid of the corporate tax? We are having similar issues rise up on the state level as well. I heard my state lost on a new Toyota plant because we wouldn't give them a tax break. I love the idea of governments having to compete the way businesses have done for centuries. I think we will get better policy this way.


March 1, 2008 12:52 AM

It is hard to make a better case for tariffs.

Reigh Gunderson

March 14, 2008 01:48 PM

The article makes a great case for the FairTax that, among other benefites, eliminates all imbedded IRS taxes (income plus payroll) on cunsumer goods

For product on European shelves the US goods currently contain the imbedded US taxes PLUS the applied VAT.
For product on US shelves, European goods contain no VAT while US goods contain all imbedded IRS taxes. Let's level the playing field.

I do not understand why Dr. Mandel do not support FairTAx.

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