In the U.S., tax sheltering or tax avoidance through loopholes is considered an almost-commonplace way of life or doing business for the super-rich and major corporations. It almost never makes front-page news. In the UK – with its National Heath System and more pervasive government programs – the culture considers tax sheltering and tax avoidance a more scandalous accusation, which often does make front-page news.
Like Great Britain itself, the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics this past weekend was full of musical variety. And for the first time ever, the ceremony’s soundtrack was available for purchase just minutes after it aired.