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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?

RESULTS:

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.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Uncle Scram
Chris Doran, New Cumberland, Pa.

Foreign aid
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

Yankee Skadoodle
Mary Helm, Camp Hill, Pa.

Flag waiving
Jere Buckley, Webster, N.H.

American ingenuity
Darrin Cross, Troutdale, Ore.

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