The Coronavirus pandemic makes it more essential than ever that big tech pays its taxes

Stuart Sumner
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Big tech must start paying its taxes
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Big tech must start paying its taxes

With essential services and safety nets struggling thanks in part to years of austerity and the more recent pandemic, it's time for big tech to step up and pay its dues, argues Stuart Sumner

Five thousand years ago the rulers of Ancient Egypt hit upon a neat idea. If peasants could be made to give around a fifth of their crops to the state, the country would have a defence against fami...

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