Links Feb 18

Breaking the vicious circles of illicit financial flows, conflict and insecurity Uncounted

Fair taxes, fighting inequality essential for Peru Oxfam America

Financial transparency – The biggest loophole of all: Having launched and led the battle against offshore tax evasion, America is now part of the problem The Economist
See also our blog Loophole USA: the vortex-shaped hole in global financial transparency 

Despite a parliamentary hearing Google’s tax deal remains opaque Left Foot Forward

A global revolution in corporate tax is taking place but it will not be televised Irish Independent

Irish reliance on corporation tax too risky Irish Independent

Impact of corporate tax dodging in world’s poorest countries is virtually unfathomable Herald Scotland

Au revoir, €500 bill: The euro zone is about to ditch its highest-value banknote Quartz
See our recent blog Big Bills: how our central banks nurture money launderers and kleptocrats 

Tax Breaks for Big Pharma on Top of Unreasonable Price Hikes naked capitalism

Offshore Tax Havens Are Strangling Local Government The Nation


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