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Eurozone unemployment hits record 12.2 percent #madness #ECB #EURO #UK #youth #selfworth #nuts #bonkers


Countries using the Euro de jure Countries and...

Countries using the Euro de jure Countries and territories using the Euro de facto Countries in the EU not using the Euro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Eurozone unemployment hits record 12.2 percent – Yahoo! News.

Am I the only person in Europe who thinks this is wrong?

Draconian measures taken by Governments and corporations, banks etc either in the name of austerity or efficiency are causing huge unemployment, particularly amongst the youth of many ‘Euro’ nations.

It’s complete madness to have a generation growing up, who haven’t ever had a job. What will their offspring do?

Time to bring back mundane paper pushing jobs in banks and government agencies. If nothing else organise the kids to do voluntary work of some sort, helping old people, helping footballers to wash their ‘supercars’, helping government officials to organise their tax affairs or maintain their numerous properties….I don’t know…but do something!

At least the kids would feel some ‘self worth’ instead of feeling useless.

Use some of the billions being stashed away under the Basel III initiative to pay youngsters to do a job in a bank?

Time for organised efficiency!

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iPod touch – The new zero generation iPod #apple #ipod #camera #odd


English: The 1st generation iPod Touch, with a...

English: The 1st generation iPod Touch, with a non-scratch cover over the glass front. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

iPod touch – Buy iPod touch with Free Shipping – Apple Store UK.

Why would I spend £200 on a gadget that has no rear facing camera?

Hardly a game changer?

Common sense or desperation?

ECB official says proposed transaction tax may not be worth it – Independent.ie


German Logo of the ECB.

German Logo of the ECB. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ECB official says proposed transaction tax may not be worth it – Independent.ie.

Another lightbulb moment from the ECB, if only they could see the nonsense of Basel III as well, then everything could get back to normal.

Time for this nonsense to stop #Apple #tax #morality #cheating #evasion


English: Apple's headquarters at Infinite Loop...

English: Apple’s headquarters at Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Apple chief calls on US government to slash US corporate tax | Technology | The Guardian.

 

Reading through this article, I can hardly believe my eyes!

 

Apple has admitted stashing tax free cash in Ireland.

 

So why don’t the authorities just make them pay tax on the income?

 

If an individual earns money worldwide, it is taxable irrespective of whether it is repatriated to the individuals country of domicile?

 

Apple is a US company, just man up and pay the tax.

 

Common sense, the morality of paying tax.

 

 

BBC News – Apple ‘among largest tax avoiders in US’ – Senate committee #avoidance #tax #commonsense #windfall #taxation


BBC News – Apple ‘among largest tax avoiders in US’ – Senate committee.

Apple, Amazon, Starbucks, Goldman join the ever-growing list of mega corporates who think it’s ‘clever’ to pay no tax.

What are the authorities doing, oh yes they are chasing honest hard-working individuals who want to own their own home and educate their children.

If you are a corporate or a billionaire, no tax, no problem.

The world has gone totally bonkers.

Commonsense, whatever happened to it? Want to sort the problem out, then windfall tax these big corporates who are cheating society.

Taxation Magazine

Taxation Magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Never mind tax havens – the real hidden billions are in company coffers | Richard Seymour | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

May 13, 2013 1 comment

Austerity kills, economists warn


Austerity

Austerity (Photo credit: GoatChild)

Austerity kills, economists warn.

common sense