Links Nov 10

Who runs our countries: us, or global finance? Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

UK’s bank levy reforms will cost £4.2bn in tax over 5 years Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

G20 Among Biggest Losers in Large-Scale Tax Abuse but Poor Countries Relatively Hardest Hit Oxfam

Great new IMF paper puts women’s rights at the heart of tackling income inequality Oxfam
Read here for more on Inequality and Democracy.

UN Targets “Hidden Source” for Development Funding Inter Press Service

Zambia’s $3bn loss in illicit outflows compounding economic crisis – CTPD The Post

Billionaire Dart Reinvented as Cayman Land Baron Bloomberg
“When a government is weakened by its lack of a tax base, it doesn’t have much negotiating clout with tycoons whose dollars they’ve worked so hard to bring in.”

U.S.: How to Curtail Offshore Tax Avoidance Citizens for Tax Justice

Europe May Not Be a Tax Haven for U.S. Multinationals Much Longer The Street



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