Links Apr 19

See our blog post on the competition here.

Friedrich List and the pre-history of Modern-Day Competitiveness Thinking Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

How Ghana started but failed to remain a tax haven Ghana Business News

Nigeria loses $2.9bn annually to tax incentives – ActionAid National Mirror

Offshore assets belong to Nigerian Senate president, not wife Mail & Guardian

Panama and the Criminalization of the Global Finance System counterpunch

Panama Papers: “Armenian Master Of Offshores” Resigns OCCRP

Corporate anonymity: Light and wrong The Economist
“Incorporation with limited liability is a privilege. It should not include anonymity.” See comment from Tax Research UK here.

Offshore in central London: the curious case of 29 Harley Street The Guardian
“On a central London street renowned for high-class healthcare sits a property that houses 2,159 companies. Why has this prestigious address been used so many times as a centre for elaborate international fraud?”

Britain must clean up ‘murky’ tax havens to stop money leaving poor nations-campaigners Thomson Reuters

The Panama Papers and the Correlates of Hidden Activity Center for Global Development

Biggest Nordic Bank Under Political Fire as Panama Fallout Grows Bloomberg

U.S. Comes Up Short on Corporate Transparency The New York Times

Revenue Losses From Profit Shifting: The Numbers Tell a Story taxnotes
See also: The Effect of Profit Shifting on the Corporate Tax Base in the United States and Beyond SSRN

Corporate America loves tax havens. It’s costing the US more than $100 billion. Vox

Corporate Close-Up: Panama Papers Point to Nevada and Wyoming as Tax Havens Bloomberg BNA

Video parody: Pfizer’s new ‘cure’ on US Tax Day Global Alliance for Tax Justice

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