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Last week, we finally decided to stop supporting Google. Our disaffection has been brewing for a while.
We've become increasingly dismayed by evidence that the search giant has been taking liberties with its users and entire national economies, from which its Adwords and search data sales activities extract enormous wealth, while avoiding a reasonable share of the tax burden.
So better not talk about it and do your thing.
You are the way and the wayfarers.
And when one of you falls down he falls down for one of those behind him, a caution against the stumbling stone.
Ay and he falls for those ahead of him, who though faster and surer of foot, yet removed not the stumbling stone.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~
Myself, I appreciate article writers like the one of the topic of this thread who is willing to put himself into an unpopular debate. He'll pave the way for a better life for his grandchildren while at the same time showing his fathers how it's done.
Ideas make lives of the next generations better not certain companies.
It's not about companies. If you don't like auto gas emissions, you don't fight against Ferrari (company), you fight against regulations (idea).
In fact depending on where in the world you live companies have the government regulators in their back pocket.
Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much?" Gaining insight
from international tax experts, Backlight director Marije Meerman
('Quants' & 'Money & Speed'), takes a look at tax havens, the people
who live there and the routes along which tax is avoided globally...
if you say goodbye to google... than you have to say goodbye to a lot of products and services.
Nothing will be missed. They are not the only entity providing advertising give aways.
If you say goodbye to google because of their tax evasion [and data collection], then you have to say goodbye to a lot of [other] products and services [from companies that collect your data and evade paying taxes].
Good citizen: Google's local boss Maile Carnegie.
linked article is a perfectly targeted article against google, not against data collection or tax evasion. That's why I labeled it as a "total BS"
:)... I fail to understand how overwhelming evidence of Google taking liberties with its users and entire national economies, while flagrantly abusing its power can be labeled as BS.
And I still wait for you to come back with a working plan on avoiding data-collection and stopping tax evasion.
Governments and politicians should also be pushed for more and better up to date privacy laws...privacy laws with teeth and a very $trong painful bite.