Tax Competition, Foreign Direct Investments and Growth: Using the Tax System to Promote Developing Countries

I. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION The world population is approximately six billion people. 1.2 billion, or one-fifth, are rich while 4.8 billion, or four-fifths, are poor.[1]  The world is more unequal today than at any time in world history. (2)  Only 240 years ago, at the beginning of the industrial revolution, most everybody was poor. Author Lant Pritchett explains that very poor nations today are just barely above the subsistence…
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