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Barron Harper has just released a new article for both Expatriates and U.S. Citizens at home. It is available for immediate download, for €4 Euros.
A sample of the book is available free, to give you an idea what the book contains.
The full version includes an interactive table of contents and additional resources.
Here is a snippet from the book:
The objective of this paper is to discuss why and how increasing numbers of Americans are surrendering their US citizenship. Most of them are middle-income earners who have ensconced themselves comfortably overseas. Many have no contact with the United States. Some were born abroad to an American and foreign parent. Others have simply lived outside the American nation most of their lives. Subjected by the United States government to citizen-based taxation, they are too often targeted by lawmakers for evading taxes. As a result, Congress enacts laws that saddle Americans abroad with onerous tax and information filing requirements.
Meanwhile, if Americans in other countries are wary of government intervention, Americans at home are frustrated that the quality of life has declined. After a half-century of inflation and government spending, economic inequality is on the rise. Unemployment at 9% remains stubbornly high. Health care is unaffordable for many. Medicare and other social programs are under siege. Tuition costs are increasing. And the United States is less competitive on the global market. Little wonder if Americans are frustrated by what they perceive to be an economic laissez-faire attitude in government, by corporate and financial greed and by continuing tax breaks for the wealthy. But these same interrelated disorders may be said to also impact on the National Debt, obliging Congress to target the 5.2 million Americans living abroad for more tax revenues.