In the most extreme form of capitalism taxes do not exist. This is called "anarcho-capitalism." Among all corporations, Amazon may be the leading advocate of this philosophy.
A Center for Public Integrity analysis suggests the timing of big donations may be more than a coincidence.
"When hugely profitable corporations avoid tax, that means smaller businesses and working families must make up the difference."
If they really want to "improve the state of the world," they should be using all their lobbyists and lawyers to make sure their tax money is supporting a cooperative national effort to protect the environment for their great-grandchildren and to remain competitive in the technologies of the future.
"At a time of record inequality, the very last thing we should do is line the pockets of the rich."
“The American public shouldn’t be subsidizing Big Pharma’s ads which is why my legislation would close this egregious loophole.”
The move comes as a group of investors and insurers have called on the U.S. and all other G20 nations to end fossil fuel subsidies entirely by 2020, citing the risk that climate change poses to the global economy.