The Week contest — Tax inversion
What's a more patriotic-sounding alternative to "tax inversion"?
This week's question: Walgreens has bowed to political pressure and abandoned plans to dodge U.S. corporate taxes by relocating its headquarters overseas — a practice known as "tax inversion." What more patriotic-sounding alternative to tax inversion could executives use to explain why they're moving companies abroad?
THE WINNER: American exemptualism
Joe Irby, Little Rock, Ark.
SECOND PLACE: Operation enduring profits
Alan Choate, Kingman, Ariz.
THIRD PLACE: Self-deportation
Erin Davenport, Davidson, N.C.
Chris Doran, New Cumberland, Pa.
Elizabeth Jones, Long Beach, Calif.
Helping shareholders help America
Mike Driscoll, Leicester, N.C.
Over the hedge funding
Stuart Fischman, Lake Forest, Calif.
Polluting elsewhere, for a cleaner America
Madeleine Begun Kane, New York City
Spreading the wealth
Mike Peterson, Des Moines, Iowa
Red, White, and Flew
Mark McCutchan, Athens, Ohio
Mary Helm, Camp Hill, Pa.
Jere Buckley, Webster, N.H.
Darrin Cross, Troutdale, Ore.