Links Feb 24

Economic Campaigner of the Year Tax Research UK

HSBC Scandal: why tax havens are fuelling global poverty and how you can help stop it ONE
Sign the petition: ask BIS to release secret information about tax havens and expose corruption.

Should the HSBC Scandal Spell the End For Trickle Down Economics? Huffington Post

The Hidden Billions Behind Economic Inequality in Africa Inter Press Service

Cracking down on tax abuse will help promote economic and social rights Open Democracy

Greece draws up €7.3bn tax hit list aimed at oligarchs and criminals – report The Guardian
See also: Greece struggles to address its tax evasion problem The Guardian

HSBC Chief Executive Gulliver’s Swiss Account Opened Via Panama Puzzles Tax Experts Bloomberg
See also: Bill Black: HSBC CEO – My Pay Was so Outrageous I Had to Use Tax Havens to Hide it from My Peers naked capitalism

#MakeTaxFair: What is tax avoidance and how can we prevent it? The Independent

HSBC and tax: ignorance stemming from complexity is no excuse The Guardian

HSBC files: why the public should know of Swiss bank’s pattern of misconduct The Guardian

Barings collapse at 20: How rogue trader Nick Leeson broke the bank The Guardian


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