[LINK] Re: OFF TOPIC Re: the rich and corporate parasites

Chris Maltby chris@sw.oz.au
Wed, 26 Feb 2003 18:54:32 +1100


> Chirgwin, Richard [Richard.Chirgwin@informa.com.au] wrote:
>> The tax argument makes people feel nice and warm; but using
>> low tax to foster external dependency is no better an idea
>> than using high tariffs to foster internal dependency. 

On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 05:40:06PM +1100, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> companies compete for every dollar they earn. (excluding monopolies
> like telstra) so why should government not have to compete for tax
> dollars? globalisation is doing just that, ineficient and overtaxing
> governments that dont provide the benefits to individuals and
> corporations will loose out to governments that do.

And who will be the regulator of governments to stop them behaving
anti-competitively; or exporting economic refugees; or destroying
the global environment for local advantage etc etc? The WTO?
Don't make me laugh...