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Joseph Stiglitz says Ireland should not appeal Apple ruling

Prof Stiglitz said: "the fact is that you were encouraging tax avoidance, you knew it.
"Let's not make any pretence about it, you got a few jobs at the cost of stealing revenues from countries around the world. That's the kind of activity that has to be stopped."

Prof Stiglitz said he found it mystifying that Ireland didn't "just pocket that €13billion and use it for the enormous hardship that the people of Ireland have had to face.
"The argument that you will lose lots of jobs is absolute nonsense. It's a new world, it's very clear that the rules of the game have changed, under those new rules Ireland will have to compete on the basis of going forward, what it can provide economically.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 at 04:57:53 PM EST
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