Quote (dro94 @ 21 May 2020 20:57)
The purpose of bailouts is to safeguard jobs of ordinary workers and keep key industries functioning. Whether they've avoided tax is irrelevant when assessing how much we need their goods and services to survive, or how many jobs of law-abiding taxpaying tommy's will be lost. I see it as a irrational policy centered on emotion (primarily vengeance), and not based on any tangible benefits.
That's a good point, but society cant bail out all those transnational corporations (again!) without doing something against their tax evasion schemes afterward.
The way I see it, government bailouts of big corporations should only take place under three conditions:
1.: the government receives shares of at least 25% + 1 stock from the bailed out company
2.: no dividend payout or manager bonuses while the government is invested
3.: after the crisis is over, the tax evasion stuff is phased out