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We explore Land Value Tax in our July 2017 podcast

July 20, 2017   Blog, Regular Features

In this month’s July 2017 Taxcast: we explore Land Value Tax and the billions in revenue we’re missing out on. Plus: Tax Haven USA signs up to potential sanctions and blacklisting of the few nations still refusing to comply with international financial transparency rules, which would er, include itself as the world’s prime offender. Did Team USA read the small print? And will the G20, OECD and the EU really blacklist one of the world’s biggest economies? Also, at last, Members of the European Parliament vote for public country by country reporting for the world’s biggest companies – but a last minute amendment was tabled…

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Our July 2017 Spanish language Podcast: Justicia ImPositiva, nuestro podcast de julio 2017

Welcome to this month’s latest podcast and radio programme in Spanish with Marcelo Justo and Marta Nuñez, downloaded and broadcast on radio networks across Latin America and Spain. ¡Bienvenidos y bienvenidas a nuestro podcast y programa radiofónica! (abajo en castellano).

In the July 2017 programme:

  • The fire in Grenfell Tower in London that shocked the world and exposed the social housing problems and the power of tax havens there
  • In our mini-series on tax havens we look at the biggest users of tax havens – multinational companies
  • Feminism, economics and gender inequality – does the tax system discriminate against women?
  • There are no more tax havens! That’s the rather odd view of thee OECD. How come Guatemala’s one of the first beneficiaries of this announcement?

Guests:

  • Writer and housing activist George Turner
  • Economist Verónica Grondona, adviser at the European Parliament
  • Corina Rodriguez Enriquez, Economist at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina, CONICET
  • Abelardo Medina, director del Instituto de Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales, ICEFI
  • Brief appearances from Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader and the Ecuadorian President, Jimmy Morales

Britain’s first tax justice election? Our June 2017 Podcast

In our June 2017 Taxcast we ask – has the UK just had its first tax justice general election? Why was economic debate around the election so ill-informed? Are we seeing a popular shift towards tax justice in the UK and in the USA? Is this the beginning of the end of our long austerity winter? How much do people REALLY care about taxes, who pays them and who doesn’t?

Featuring: Vanessa Williamson, Governance Studies Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes, John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network, Will Snell of Tax Justice UK and with brief appearances by President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Produced and presented by the the Tax Justice Network’s Naomi Fowler.

Britain’s Second Empire: our May 2017 Tax Justice Network Podcast

May 24, 2017   Blog, Regular Features

In the May 2017 Taxcast: We talk to film director Michael Oswald about his new film The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire. Listen for details on how you can see the film.

Also, we discuss booming Sweden’s ‘reverse-Trumpism’: its economy grew almost twice as fast as the US last year – and it wasn’t achieved through cutting taxes. Plus: the Russian Parliament is considering sweeteners that would accelerate Crimea’s progress along the tax haven and secrecy jurisdiction route.

Featuring: film director Michael Oswald, John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network, author of Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and The Men Who Stole the World, Nicholas Shaxson, Alex Cobham of the Tax Justice Network, Member of the European Parliament Eva Joly. Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler for the Tax Justice Network.

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Our May 2017 Spanish language Podcast: Justicia ImPositiva, nuestro podcast de mayo 2017

Welcome to this month’s latest podcast and radio programme in Spanish with Marcelo Justo and Marta Nuñez, downloaded and broadcast on radio networks across Latin America and Spain. ¡Bienvenidos y bienvenidas a nuestro podcast y programa radiofónica! (abajo en castellano).

In this month’s programme:

  • A new government in Ecuador: will President Lenin Moreno continue Rafael Correa’s policies against tax havens?
  • We analyse how to tackle banks, accountants and lawyers, the brains behind the offshore system
  • How the world’s most powerful country, the United States also suffers from the effects of tax havenry, it’s not only a developing country problem
  • And the arrest and release of Jurgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca – yes, heads of the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal
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