French professor of Latin American studies Salim Lamrani proposes that his country should adopt that uniquely American system of taxing based on what passport you hold rather than what society you actually live in, the way the rest of the civilised world does things. His facile idea about “how to end tax exile”, originally floated in French last October at Canadian website Mondialisation.ca and in Portuguese at Opera Mundi, has recently reared its ugly head again in English over at the Huffington Post, thanks to a translation by Larry R. Oberg.
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Bruce Ackermann of Yale University needs to join the Isaac Brock Society Hall of Shame
New article from Bruce Ackermann of Yale University in LA Times. Call for increased enforcement of the Reid Amendment.
Payback for a Facebook tax refugee: Renouncing U.S. citizenship, as Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin did, should come with tough restrictions on returning to the land that nurtured the wealth.
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Tax justice and tax compliance
After Bill McGurn’s WSJ article last month about American citizens becoming “economic lepers” (and the associated video — thanks Joe Expat), a number of prominent bloggers and journalists have been popping up to say that U.S. tax laws aren’t a problem except that they’re not restrictive enough. In particular, a post by the Tax Justice Network, riffing off of Bruce Bartlett’s New York Times piece, claims that there is no evidence for the fact that Americans are becoming “economic lepers” — because rich people are not moving out of the U.S., and because lots of people are moving into the U.S. Both of those latter facts may be true, but they are non sequiturs. The real question that McGurn was addressing is summed up in these paragraphs: Continue reading
Al Lewis: Welcome to the Isaac Brock Hall of *Shame*/FAME (UPDATED)
Editors Note: Al Lewis has now written an excellent article telling the our side of the story. Thanks, Al (and welcome to the Isaac Brock Hall of Fame!).
Al Lewis tries to shame former Americans in this hit piece at marketwatch.com a subsidiary of the Wall Street Journal. Perhaps you should have spoke with at least one person who ever renounced his or her citizenship. Shame on YOU, Mr. Lewis and shame on your editor for allowing you to publish. That just makes you a bigot with a platform. It is to the shame of the brain-dead media that such pieces of journalistic refuse can even see the light of day. Please, next time you want to write a screed that punishes a class of people for their actions, do your homework, like the young, promising Reuter’s journalist, Atossa Abrahamian, who actually spoke with numerous people who had renounced or were planning to renounce their citizenship.
Lawbreakers making rules: Charles B. Rangel, D (NY)
“You got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules.” Bob Dylan, “When you gonna wake up”, Slow Train Coming, 1979
Washington Post: You FATCATS have no place to hide from FATCA
Just Me has a fine rebuttal to this Washington Post hit piece aimed at Americans living abroad. Add Al Kamen to the Isaac Brock Hall of Shame.