re: The Taxman Cometh For Big Data-Driven Companies
Ah, everybody is for government spending except when the taxman comes for them and sticks his hand inside their pockets. How ironic. Besides, last time I looked Amazon wasn't all that profitable. And with Google being big supporters of liberal Obama, would he bite the hand that feeds him?
Besides, taxing carbon emissions is stupid and self-defeating as long as nations such as India and China continue to add coal fired electricity plants at the rate of one per day. And the idea that something as complex as the Earth's climate is controlled by only one variable (the percentage of the atmospheric trace gas carbon dioxide) is ludicrous no matter how many government grant grubbing scientists parrot that notion.
It is all about increasing taxes and not about saving the environment, the earth, or making life better for mankind. Using the billions wasted on a foolish carbon emission trading scheme instead for simple things such as providing mosquito nets and vacinations for children in Africa would do more good.