Pay where you earn – be honest
Some companies shift their profits from the countries where they make those profits, to countries where they pay no or few taxes.
This gives them an unfair and illegal (exactly!) advantage over their competitors who do pay taxes.
These competitors are often pushed out of the market.
The tax evading companies acquire a dominating position that allows them to overcharge consumers for products often made in low-wage countries, where workers are often exploited and maltreated.
Some CEOs of these profit shifting companies like to show off their humanitarian face, giving money to charity.
It would be much better, more just and less hypocritical if they paid taxes where they earn their profits.
It is time for a global humanity charter or Global Peace Charter.
It is time to right many so-called legal practices. These are often far from legal as they breach fundamental human values and because the laws legalizing these practices are approved after lobbying by companies, individuals or groups that obtain benefits at the expense or to the detriment of others.
These fundamental human values should be respected globally by any company, whether big or small.
The impact of dominating companies in this world globalized for making profits and evading taxes is too damaging and unfair.
Making them respect fundamental human values across the board should be a global goal promoted by all governments and international organizations (UN, IMF, OECD, etc.).
Danellandia was created on 28 March, 2004.
It is based on discussions about this world and its many problems with people from different backgrounds, countries, religions and age.
Danellandia defined 25 human values as the basis for its campaign to make this world a better and more just place in many fields of human activities: politics, economics, the media, personal relationships, education, nature care…
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This world needs people and leaders that prioritize human values instead of money and power. People and leaders that unite instead of create tensions, divisions and conflicts.
Strong human values are a passport to a sustainable future.
The world of Peace is indeed possible!