‘Racism’: South Africa’s biggest industry

delport_manfred_600by Manfred Delport

There is an email joke currently doing the rounds, which contains more than just a grain of truth. A black boy asks his mom: “Mommy, what is democracy?” His mother answers that democracy is something that allows

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Gerard Depardieu is granted Russian citizenship by Putin decree

Gerard DepardieuPresident Vladimir Putin has signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to French film star and tax exile Gerard Depardieu, who is renouncing his French citizenship to search for an easier tax climate outside of his native country.

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‘The American Dream is a Myth’

The finance industry must take the blame for the growing divide between the rich and poor in the United States, says Nobel Prize-winning economics professor Joseph Stiglitz. In an interview with SPIEGEL, he accuses the industry of preying on the
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Romney-Obama debate aggressive

DENVER (AP) — In a showdown at close quarters, an aggressive Mitt Romney sparred with President Barack Obama in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. … Read the rest

Microsoft evaded $6,5 billion in US taxes

Large multinational companies such as Microsoft and Hewlett Packard have used tax loopholes to avoid billions of dollars in income taxes over the last three years, according to a Senate committee report issued Thursday.

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