A Week of Reconnecting

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.” – RumiI truly believe that life is cyclical. I don’t know how it happens, but I never feel like goodbye is really goodbye in this world. With the advent of social media and increased connectivity over it, it’s true that no one really leaves your life. Before, relationships would fade into the ether and once the person exited your life, they ceased to exist; I wouldn’t see the person, so therefore they no longer existed to me.But now, I have these amazing things that pop up on my Facebook that show me memories from my past. Over the last few weeks of me having enabled this feature (I’m behind, I know), I wake up with a notification from Facebook reminding me of what happened on that specific day, last year, two years and even three…

Double Irish Tech Law to be phased out

Why do multinational companies choose some cities over others? How do they make billions in profit despite high tax rates? These are all big, necessary questions that we have to ask. Ever since corporate personhood has become a thing, it’s hard to not get me worked up on this subject. I first learned about Ireland being a crazy good tax haven for businesses like Apple from the short documentary called “Tax Free Tour.” Thanks to certain laws in a select few countries (Ireland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Singapore, etc.) multinational companies are granted some little-known tax exemptions. These exemptions allow the MNCs to operate on an entirely different level than other companies, often allowing them to not pay a penny in taxes to their hosting countries.Ireland, which has allowed some companies (mostly tech based, such as Google and Apple) to operate under a “Double Irish” system – in which a company is allowed to move their…