Mitch McTurtlefuck recently chastised Corporate America for butting into politics, which we all know is a joke. But it highlights the insidious nature of the relationship between American companies and the U.S. government. One of the biggest grifts of our time isn’t just the rapid rise of the billionaire class in this country, it’s the mechanisms that allow corporations to hide trillions of dollars from taxation. This week’s UNFTR delves into the movement to lower corporate tax rates that started in the late 70’s and explains how the tax evasion shell game really works. It’s the first of a two-part series on financial fuckery, much of which was devised by old you-know-who. #FMF
Timesuck with Dan Cummins - Blackwater and the US Private Military Industry: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/timesuck-with-dan-cummins/id1156343076?i=1000511166712
HBR: Why Are Companies Sitting on So Much Cash? hbr.org/2020/01/why-are-companies-sitting-on-so-much-cash
The Atlantic: When the Top U.S. Tax Rate was 70 Percent—or Higher theatlantic.com/notes/2019/01/tax-rates-davos/581257
Bloomberg Tax: 10 Steps States Should Take to End Corporate Giveaways news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report/insight-10-steps-states-should-take-to-end-corporate-giveaways
Politico: Actually, it was Democrats who killed the 70 percent tax politico.com/agenda/story/2019/02/05/democrats-70-percent-tax-rate-000879
Foreign Policy: To Pay for the Pandemic, Dry Out the Tax Havens foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/16/tax-havens-apple-costs-pandemic
Tax Policy Center: What is the TCJA repatriation tax and how does it work taxpolicycenter.org/briefing-book/what-tcja-repatriation-tax-and-how-does-it-work
Tax Justice Network: Financial Secrecy Index - 2020 Results fsi.taxjustice.net/en/introduction/fsi-results
OCCRP: Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption occrp.org/en/panamapapers/overview/reforming-secret-world
Tax Foundation: How Much Revenue Would a 70% Top Tax Rate Raise? An Initial Analysis taxfoundation.org/70-tax-proposal
FRED: Unemployment Rate fred.stlouisfed.org/series/UNRATE
Trading Economics: Corporate Tax Rate in the United States remained unchanged at 21 percent in 2021 from 21 percent in 2020 tradingeconomics.com/united-states/corporate-tax-rate
BLS: Inheritances and the Distribution of Wealth, Or Whatever Happened to the Great Inheritance Boom? bls.gov/osmr/research-papers/2011/pdf/ec110030.pdf
Tax Foundation: Corporate Tax Rates around the World, 2020 taxfoundation.org/publications/corporate-tax-rates-around-the-world
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