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Patt Morrison for May 21, 2012




Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook attends the 7th Annual Common Sense Media Awards honoring Bill Clinton at Gotham Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.
Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook attends the 7th Annual Common Sense Media Awards honoring Bill Clinton at Gotham Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.
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In September of 2011, Eduardo Saverin, one of the co-founders of Facebook, renounced his United States citizenship and eight months later, Facebook, Inc. held its initial public offering. The Brazilian-born entrepreneur says he renounced his citizenship to help facilitate a permanent move to Singapore, where he has been living since 2009, but senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) think Saverin’s primary motivation was to avoid paying taxes on his stake in Facebook post-IPO. It’s the title of the book and the case the authors make: it’s even worse than it looks. They say our political institutions are on the brink of collapse, in part because people who hate government are running government. And heroin, meth, cocaine – a state legislator says just having a little of it should be a misdemeanor, not a felony. Where’s that idea take us? Follow and find out, next time at one o’clock.