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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:20 PM

How do you know if a corporation is American or a foreign national?

is there a birth certificate? if so, how do you know if they renounce their american citizenship in pursuit of tax savings in other countries?

If the major stock/bond holders are foreigners, does it matter where the company is incorporated?
What if the CEO is not an American?
What if the BODs are not Americans?

How exactly do you keep foreign money/foreign influence out of elections when corporate money's can be influenced by non-American interests?

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Reply How do you know if a corporation is American or a foreign national? (Original post)
Fresh_Start Jul 2012 OP
ithinkmyliverhurts Jul 2012 #1
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2012 #2
Spazito Jul 2012 #3
dipsydoodle Jul 2012 #4
oldhippie Jul 2012 #5

Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:21 PM

1. Why does it matter?

People are people, my friend.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:24 PM

2. I get your point; but ...

 

There is no such animal as an "American Corporation", only corporations chartered and/or domiciled in America.

Corporations have no loyalty to any nation-state; rather, they send their jobs to low wage/low regulation nation-states, they send their revenues to low tax nation-states, and they send their executives to the U.S., where the American public pays to protect their lives and lifestyles.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:27 PM

3. Since the Citizens United decision...

you can't tell, imo, not really.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:31 PM

4. Assume

the country on whose stock exchange they are listed.

Actual shareholders can change like the weather.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:59 PM

5. How about going to Yahoo Finance or ....

 

... Morningstar.com and looking it up?

It ain't that hard.

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