That’s the conclusion of a new report by the non-governmental body Corporate Observatory Europe, entitled How Cameron’s
referendum delivered victories to Big Finance. The introduction summarises:
“From the day a ballot on UK membership was first announced by David Cameron three years ago, the financial sector has sought and won significant lobbying victories thanks to a complicit
This contains a cross-post from a blog I wrote for the Tax Justice Network recently, with the same headline. It complements another article I wrote for the UK’s Prospect Magazine, entitled Don’t Call Them Tax Havens. An introductory paragraph says:
“A few have called this the “Panama tax avoidance scandal,” but this reveals a profound misunderstanding of tax
- Tax havens protect vulnerable people against despotic governments, unjust laws and political turmoil.
- Tax havens are good for high-tax nations.
Cross-posted from the Tax Justice Network: highlighting a new book, containing a chapter of mine entitled Tax Competitiveness: a Dangerous Obsession.
This new book from Oxford University Press, edited by Thomas Pogge and Krishen Mehta, publishes fifteen chapters by leading tax justice scholars on different topics ranging from country-by-country reporting to unitary taxation, from automatic information…Read more
John Lanchester has a wonderful description of a new photo exhibition in London by Martin Parr. Read his review, including a nice plug for Treasure Islands.
He describes a set of demands the Occupy movement made to the City of London Corporation (which Lanchester calls “City 2″ — City 1 being the financial services industry which is often called…Read more
We are delighted to note that Markus Meinzer’s book Steueroase Deutschland (Tax Haven Germany) is selling like hot kuchen in Germany: currently ranked at Number 1 in business books, and an even more…Read more
Mother Jones: top photo books of 2015.
“This is a fascinating look at the world of tax shelters. No, wait! Seriously. Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti give us a rare inside look at life in the land of the
An article I’ve just written, cross-posted with the Tax Justice Network
Puerto Rico is a peculiar historical relic, whose relationship with the United States has strong echoes of the half-in-half-out relationships that the British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies enjoy with the mother country, the United Kingdom. This halfway-house link, which provides solid constitutional and legal bedrock for financial investors while…Read more
From the Fools’ Gold blog ( a new project of mine.) Cross-posted with the Tax Justice Network.
Stuart Fraser is the former head of the powerful Policy & Resources Committee of the peculiar City of London Corporation, and an influential figure in Britain. He’s quoted in The Price We Pay, a recent documentary on tax havens and corporate tax…Read more
Cross-posted from the Tax Justice Network
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