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Putting Apple in Its Place

Apple’s indignant response to the European Commission tax ruling has nothing to do with an inability to pay. The company’s cash pile of more than $200 billion could cover the assessment several times over. Instead, it’s something more akin to the attitude attributed to the late New York hotelier Leona Helmsley: only the little people […]


Trump’s Corporate Rap Sheet

Trump’s decision to enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination has brought a great deal of new attention to his wide range of business activities and the controversies associated with many of them, involving issues such as alleged racial discrimination, tax abatements, union avoidance and environmental harm


Trump: the art of the Tax Deal

Donald Trump is famous for making high-profile deals using other people’s money. Sometimes those other people are not his business partners or lenders but rather the taxpayers. For a figure who is seen to epitomize unfettered entrepreneurship, he has been relentless in his pursuit of government financial assistance