How Do You Justify Theft (in France)

How do you justify theft? What if it is legal theft?

Well here’s how a member of the Government in France is justifying legal theft, in the form of taxation, on the revenue from online ads of technology companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, AOL, and Yahoo!….

The effort would aim to put an end to “the endless enrichment without payback,”

(Link)

Nice rationalization. This seems to be an attempt appeal to people’s sense of “fairness” (in terms of moral instinct and moral psychology) except the only problem is, just what is it that these companies are suppose to be giving “payback” (to the Government in France) for? As far as I can see, they don’t owe the Government in France anything.

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