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Why Do People Move? One Reason Is Taxes


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Did you know that Burger King is about to become a Canadian company. Walgreens is about to become Swiss. And Medtronics is set to become Irish. What does this mean to you and me? Not much of anything. It’s just some paper shuffling. Although Burger King could actually move to Canada, in most cases like this the corporate headquarters stay put. So do the managers and workers. But these maneuvers, called “corporate inversions,” mean a lot to Uncle Sam.

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John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”


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