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Re: MS Saves Money by taking out a loan rather than using its own cash

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20:05:50 +0000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok1=cg37WhrshX02dY0V1x9BF_QG-JotGeCxHdZinxT=Cw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Cc: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Well, if the rule works for $ why not data/info?

I'm sure concepts like copyright or privacy mean different things in
different places...

Way to fix that would be via the ontological references, mind, if
asymmetrical in nature....  well, different to alternatives.

Tim.h.

On Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 4:35 AM Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I think I recall that student loans are tax deductible. In a pejorative
> sense it seems like a sneaky way to institutionalize everyone. I'm not sure
> self-education is tax deductible unless you masquerade it as a business.
> It is hard to be self-employed too without taking a big tax burden. Hmm...
> I do not think I am thinking though this to the end though..
>
> -Brent Shambaugh
>
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>
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 10:35 AM, Timothy Holborn <
> timothy.holborn@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> "you know something is deeply wrong in our market system when a company
>> like Microsoft, which has $100 billion in cash sitting in bank accounts
>> (much of it offshore), decides it needs to borrow billions to fund its
>> acquisition of the social networking platform LinkedIn.".... " Because it
>> will save around $9 billion in U.S. taxes by doing so. Debt is tax
>> deductible, and borrowing will save Microsoft money relative to bringing
>> overseas cash back home and paying the U.S. corporate tax rate on it."
>>
>> source: http://time.com/4368047/microsoft-linkedin-deal-merger-debt/
>>
>> thought it was interesting...  not sure whether the payments works have
>> any role with regard to considerations herein, but given the 'human
>> centric' vs. 'service-centric' considerations i thought perhaps at some
>> level we are making ideological choices somewhere herein; and,
>>
>> that's about as far as i got thinking about it...
>>
>> Tim.H.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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