There is a lot of moaning about jobs in the US. It seems that this country has been hemorrhaging jobs to other countries for years. Why? Because it is cheaper for companies--US companies--to produce in low-wage countries and more profitable...because they pay no taxes. Unlike individual citizens, who must pay taxes on all foreign earnings (even if they live overseas, unlike any other country in the world), corporations do not.
So, not only are they shipping jobs overseas, they are not paying anything for the upkeep of the country all claim to love. Of course, they are paying legislators, which make the laws that free them from taxes.
My solution for the US economy: tax overseas profits of US corporations at a higher rate than domestic profits. Jobs flow from high-tax to low-tax countries. Companies will quickly start producing the US. Ipso facto: more jobs. Problem solved...
Unfortunately, this will never happen. Sharp readers will have noticed in an earlier sentence that companies pay legislators, who will never pass detrimental laws.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.