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Megan McArdle

Burger King and the Whopper About Taxes

If the U.S. government is worried about inversions, it should follow the lead of other developed countries and move to territorial taxation. 
That'll be $14.55, plus 35 percent for the U.S. government.
That'll be $14.55, plus 35 percent for the U.S. government.

Yesterday, Jacob Levy, an American professor living in Montreal, made a point on Twitter that I wish more journalists would take to heart: If you are writing about inversions, and you do not prominently mention global taxation in the first few paragraphs, then your article is not serious and anyone with even a smidgen of actual interest in the issue should stop reading.

Let me explain. Or actually, let my colleague Matt Levine explain, since he is smarter and funnier and a better writer than I am, and has already nicely summed things up: