FROM THE EDITOR
Easter is a time in the Christian tradition, of sacrifice. Jesus of Nazareth gave up his life on the cross for the greater good and redemption of mankind.
Believe that as you may, but when it comes to maximising profits, any idea of sacrifice for the common good, gets thin on the ground.
Actually, I’m not even talking sacrifice here. I’m talking about paying your dues. Big multinational companies and corporations that avoid paying their fair share of tax, impoverish us all.
These crafty Croesus corporations make use of taxpayer funded infrastructure to move their goods and services as well as provide an educated workforce, but like the fifth man at the bar, duck out before buying their round.
There’s something wrong when 20 off-shore companies reaping $10 billion in sales from Kiwi consumers, pay a paltry $1.8million in tax.