Facebook’s housing plan is hypocrisy | Letters

Perhaps the US government, like those elsewhere, struggles to afford infrastructure because of the huge lengths companies go to in order to avoid paying tax, writes Tony Green

Mark Zuckerberg complains that the state has failed to build adequate infrastructure for Silicon Valley workers (Can’t afford Silicon Valley rents? I’ll build you a village, Facebook boss tells workers, 10 July). I wonder if it’s occurred to Zuckerberg that perhaps the US government, like those elsewhere, struggles to afford infrastructure because of the huge lengths companies like, er, Facebook, go to in order to avoid paying the taxes that might pay for that infrastructure? I suspect not.
Tony Green
Ipswich, Suffolk

• Titus Salt, George Cadbury, Joseph Rowntree, William Hesketh Lever, Tomáš Bat’a … Mark Zuckerberg.
Jack Schofield
Sutton, Surrey

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