This Savarin guy is going to be hanging out in Singapore and not paying a dime of income tax on his capital gains. Meanwhile he's going to be pissing money into the economy by buying property, food, indulgences, etc. The people that he's buying that stuff from are going to become somewhat more prosperous and they are going to pay taxes on their income. Singapore is also going to collect property taxes and sales taxes and so forth on the stuff that Savarin buys. They will be getting something out of him. Meanwhile, here in the good old USA, we're getting absolutely bumpkis out of him because we decided that if we couldn't get "what's fair" then we'd be satisfied - gleeful, in fact - with getting nothing. Doesn't that strike anyone as being more than a little bit stupid?