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Cowboys And Farmers

Global Tax Insights
20 February, 2014

"The farmers and the cowboys should be friends," they sang in Oklahoma, even though they weren't, and they often ended up killing each other. I guess the farmers won, in the end, and nowadays most of them have turned into companies, while the remaining cowboys are Federal marshals who make sure that the farmers hang onto their property. Nowadays we could sing: "The bosses and the governors should be friends," although it doesn't have quite the same resonance, and they face each other down across a court-room floor rather than a corral, and with lawyers instead of guns, but you get the picture. So this week the OECD, which for the avoidance of doubt needs to be understood as a tool of government and no friend of business, has brought out its latest fusillade of anti-business rhetoric in the shape... Read More »



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