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  • Tax Inversions Are Immoral, Signal Need For Reform [View article]
    so you won't buy a product because it does not have to pay taxes on earnings in a FOREIGN country?

    Then you should NOT BUY MOST IMPORTED GOODS because they are not taxed in other foreign countries. It is a rarity for other countries to tax their firms on earnings in other countries.

    That is a novel buy American argument.
    Aug 27 08:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Inversions Are Immoral, Signal Need For Reform [View article]
    apparently some think it is fair for the US to tax dollars earned in another country.

    Others feel differently and move their HQ so as not be taxed for on money earned outside the US.

    Those who complain the most about firms following the tax law and moving are the very ones that made the tax policy in the first place. This complaint is less about taxes than control and power.
    Aug 26 12:41 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Inversions Are Immoral, Signal Need For Reform [View article]
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    As I see it..US corporate profits generated overseas should be taxed at a "net" after deducting any corporate taxes charged in that overseas country.
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    The US is one of the few countries that claims a right to tax money earned in another jurisdiction in the first place. There should be no tax to net out.
    Aug 26 10:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enbridge has figured out an easier way to ship crude to the U.S. [View news story]
    The obstruction does not make sense
    Aug 25 02:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enbridge has figured out an easier way to ship crude to the U.S. [View news story]
    the plan is drawing criticism from some environmental groups because it involves energy of any kind
    Aug 25 01:30 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tax Inversions Are Immoral, Signal Need For Reform [View article]
    The tax law that encourage this behavior is immoral
    Aug 25 11:02 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: FTC's Worst Nightmare [View article]
    Further a lot of the weight loss really can be attributed to the associated exercise program
    Aug 25 06:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Cadillac to move some operations to NYC [View news story]
    Perhaps they should look at Toyota moving their operations to TEXAS, a non-union state. Texas is a major market for Cadillacs

    Read Tom Sewells's book

    Customers for Life: How to Turn That One-Time Buyer Into a Lifetime Customer Paperback – November 19, 2002
    by Carl Sewell (Author), Paul B. Brown
    Aug 21 03:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife And The MLM 'Industry:' The Long And Short Of It [View article]
    perhaps there would be more CLARITY without

    - making assertions/allegations... without foundation to the point of false statements
    - using opinions dressed up as "facts"
    - trying to use guilt by association
    - confusing the accusatory briefs for the actual court ruling
    - providing false statements based on "jokes"
    - mistaking who bears the burden of proof
    - hawking their own products, books, etc
    - using fictional hearings
    - using real hearings not on point
    - representing a bill introduction as an enacted law
    - mistaking case law
    Aug 21 09:56 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife And The MLM 'Industry:' The Long And Short Of It [View article]
    "tolerated by a regulator" is exactly the WRONG mentality and demonstrates the fault of many of the shorts here at SA, who presume their opinion of the firms/industry itself make those firms evil in itself.

    Until the laws and case laws are changed - regulators do not have to TOLERATE but instead RESPECT those who follow the law.

    Unfortunately, the FTC OVER-REACHED and was slapped down by the BL case even as BL was a bad actor.

    The BL case made several points, which some of the shorts are trying to IGNORE and not because of its clarity.

    - MLM are different than pyramid schemes
    - pyramid schemes sell recruiting
    - just having a product to sell does not make a difference
    - internal sales count as ultimate sales
    - the key is PRIMARILY recruiting versus the value of the products sold

    Many of the sales for HBL are internal, as members become distributors solely to get the product at a discount for themselves, their families and their friends.

    BL sold two items
    - an information kit that allowed one to recruit
    - music

    The ratio was on the order of 95 % to 5 % recruiting information to music. They were a pyramid scheme. This is a fairly easy case to decide.

    HBL also sells
    - an information kit
    - weight reduction products

    HBL's information kit sells for 1/4 to 1/8 what BL charged for their information.

    Yet if they priced the information kits at ZERO, the effect on total sales would be less than 5 %.

    95 % > 50 % > 5 %

    There is a bright line to determine what is and is not a pyramid based on the primary business of a given firm. Yet BL and HBL seem to be polar opposites in that regard.

    So the regulatory agencies should go after the most egregious first and then stop when they find those who obey the law.
    Aug 21 08:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can This MLM Be Saved? [View article]
    sure because the entertainment industry is an exemplar of ethics and equity in their accounting - some folks would fit right in
    Aug 20 01:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Electrolux gains momentum in bid for GE appliances unit [View news story]
    Execution is always an issue.

    "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley," as Burns said in the original

    http://bit.ly/1na6LZf

    Yet if you want to understand truly understand strategy, one should prepare to execute as part of the planning stage. There is a great book, by the former Vice Chair of GE and a noted management consultant:

    Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan and Charles Burck (Jun 4, 2002)
    Aug 20 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Electrolux gains momentum in bid for GE appliances unit [View news story]
    Execution is always an issue.

    "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley," as Burns said in the original

    Yet if you want to understand truly understand strategy, one should prepare to execute as part of the planning stage. There is a great book, by the former Vice Chair of GE and a noted management consultant:

    Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan and Charles Burck
    Aug 20 11:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Electrolux gains momentum in bid for GE appliances unit [View news story]
    Execution is always an issue.

    "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley," as Burns said in the original

    http://bit.ly/1na6LZf

    Yet if you want to understand truly understand strategy, one should prepare to execute as part of the planning stage. There is a great book, by the former Vice Chair of GE and a noted management consultant:

    Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan and Charles Burck (Jun 4, 2002)
    Aug 20 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Electrolux gains momentum in bid for GE appliances unit [View news story]
    Execution is always an issue.

    "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley," as Burns said in the original

    http://bit.ly/1na6LZf

    Yet if you want to understand truly understand strategy, one should prepare to execute as part of the planning stage. There is a great book, by the former Vice Chair of GE and a noted management consultant:

    Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan and Charles Burck (Jun 4, 2002)
    Aug 20 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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