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 And again with the passing judgement on other people's shopping.  What is with that?  Look it's simple.  People forget things.  Things that can be quite important (not being able to do laundry is a problem).  They forget them because they aren't things they do often (laundry detergent lasts several months, it's not a regular on the shopping list), and because the moment you clock that you need it is a moment when you're busy doing something else (i.e. the laundry).   So...
^ But my question was not loaded.  It was about the relationship of the word abuse to legality.  Either it is directly related or it isn't.  I claim that it isn't, though there is overlap, since the law will ideally try to curb abuse.
Never have.  In fact I'm not even married.  What's your point? If you were trying to be clever, the catch out question is normally said to be "Have you stopped beating your wife?"
  I didn't make that argument, but I disagree with you.  Fairness is the supposed bedrock of our society, so taxation should be based on a fair share principle.  Specifics are obviously debateable. But whichever way you look at, what Apple pays in corporation tax in many countries is not a fair share.  0% or close to 0% is not anything approaching a fair share.
 Is a man beating his wife in a country with lax domestic violence laws not abusing her?
You win the prize! There should be some kind of alarm bell that rings whenever anyone uses this spurious argument anywhere, about anything.
Unlike Apple to palm off infrastructure to a third party.  I'd expect them to want to be in control of the end-to-end service.
Wonderful how the response to this issue when it was first raised was "don't blame Apple, change the tax code."   Tax code gets changed and the frothing at the mouth begins that Apple might have to start paying up after decades of tax abuse.
How is corporation tax of 25% insanity?  It's about the going rate for Western economies.  Domestic companies in the UK pay 20%, so all Apple needs to do is stop trying to pull a fast one and declare it in the proper jurisdiction, not some crummy tax haven. Few of the companies engaged in this sort of behaviour are in any likelihood of going out of business, and those that are, good riddance, other businesses will replace them.  The businesses that aren't doing it are more...
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