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Submission + - Google boss says tax avoidance IS capitalism (independent.co.uk) 1

Bruce66423 writes: Eric Schmidt said £2.5 billion tax avoidance 'is called capitalism': is totally unrepentant. One must admit to being impressed by his honesty, unlike Starbucks who are gratuitously giving the British government money. So the question is — how can British geeks ensure their displeasure is demonstrated — apart from making sure that ALL their friends have Adblocker software installed
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Google boss says tax avoidance IS capitalism

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  • What is it about "profit" that enrages so many otherwise-intelligent people? How many shares does google have -- what is the tax avoidance per share? It sure isn't much.

    If I, as a private person, find rules and regulations that enable me to save $1000, how many people whine that I should have paid more? If I ran a corner dry cleaner or convenience store, and find similar wiggle room, does anyone complain? If I were to employ 1,000 people and find $1M in savings, why is that more worthy of complaint than

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