Decisions are made by those who are in financial control
This expression is first recorded in the 17th century and thus could be a reference to the English version of the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin (published in English in 1605). However, the parallels to this expression in other European languages cause many to suggest that it predates the fable and is more literal than figurative - that is to say, the person who pays the musician has influence over what he plays.
British Parliament asks Amazon to clarify why it pays $9 million in income tax on $23 billion of UK sales.(May 20 2013) Amazon will be called back to give further evidence to members of the British Parliament "to clarify how its activities in the U.K. justify its low corporate...