Ever since Deng Xiaoping opened China to the world in the late 1970s, many in the West wanted to see the country succeed, because we thought China — despite its brutal authoritarian political structure — was on a path to a more open economy and society.
Amazon’s relatively low tax bill in the UK has been a contentious issue for years. As online sales soared, driven by the COVID-19 restrictions adopted in 2020, the company nevertheless displayed a tax-to-turnover ratio of just 0.37 percent.
When the Family Research Council, an evangelical Christian activist group came out in 2013 to support Chik-fil-A's charitabile foundation for its efforts in fighting the legalization of same-sex marriage, a 29 year old man by the name of Floyd Lee Corkins took it upon himself to storm the council's Washington D.C. headquarters to make a statement to oppose their conservative stance.
Florida is expected to become the first state to penalize social media companies for banning politicians from their platforms. Proponents have hailed the bill as a victory for free speech, while critics call it a political ploy.