Monday, February 13, 2012

Smart diplomacy

"A Swiss Response to American Fiscal Imperialism"
Switzerland is in the unfortunate position of being bullied and harassed by the U.S. government. The crux of the problem is that the United States arguably has the world's worst tax system for international activity, and this creates conflict with other nations, particularly ones that have good tax laws that attract investment.
This has resulted in a number of different attacks against Swiss sovereignty. On the multilateral front, the Obama Administration is actively supporting the anti-tax competition project of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...
What makes this situation particularly frustrating is that it is entirely the result of bad American policy.