Economic Patriotism or Blackmail? Considering Corporate Loyalty Oaths

In the Daily Beast, Jonathan Altar advocates a kind of economic patriotism that uses “loyalty oaths.” The oaths are to prevent them from “deserting” the country by becoming owned in another nation with a lower corporate tax rate. On top of all the wars and global messiness, 2014 will be remembered for the plague of “corporate inversion,” which the news media should start routinely calling “corporate desertion.” So far, 47 American-based companies have renounced U.S. citizenship and Read more […]

Arizona High School Graduates to Swear Oath to Constitution?

Scandal is once again rocking the streets and social media pages of Arizona where a group of Republican legislators are asking for the unthinkable.  They have proposed a bill that would require all graduating seniors to take a loyalty oath to the Constitution of the United States of America.  Worse yet, the end of the oath has them, oh this is almost too scandalous to say out loud, but it says, ‘So help me God.’ Bob Thorpe (R-District 6 in northern Arizona) along with 5 other Republican Read more […]