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Re: Weeeeaaaelllll... looky here, we gad ar selfs a reader!

"Since people actually started emigration to Ireland, it's risen rapidly up the GDP per head scale"

In principle that's good to hear, but how much of that GDP increase is real, and how much is due to things like the creation of "fake offices" which do no business except sign deals for related companies elsewhere in the EU (or even rest of the world), thereby ensuring low taxes, corporate subsisdies, or both?

See also: Apple, "double irish", Google, etc. Similar practices also apply to some pan-European banking institutions.

2010: https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2010/10/21/130727655/google-s-tax-tricks-double-irish-and-dutch-sandwich?t=1551875078530

2013: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/financial-services/no-desks-no-staff-no-tax-ireland-s-shadow-banks-1.1388923

2018: https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/2/16842876/google-double-irish-tax-loopholes-european-billions-ad-revenue

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