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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.

You can download and listen to this month’s Taxcast anytime by right clicking ‘save link as’ here.

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

The Panama Papers, 1 year on: our April 2017 Tax Justice Network Podcast

April 20, 2017   Blog, Regular Features

In our April 2017 Taxcast: the Panama Papers, one year on – we talk to the journalists who got the scoop. Plus: we discuss the raid on Credit Suisse, and new data exposing the profit shifting shennanigans of the EU’s biggest banks.

Featuring: The Panama Papers scoop journalists and Pulitzer Prize winners Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier of the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, and John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network. Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler for the Tax Justice Network. The book ‘The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money’ is here.

Our April 2017 Spanish Podcast: Justicia ImPositiva, nuestro podcast de abril 2017

Welcome to our monthly podcast and radio programme in Spanish, Justicia ImPositiva 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). Our monthly podcast in English, the Taxcast will be out soon, talking to the journalists who got the Panama Papers scoop. Catch up on last month’s here and watch this space…

Our March 2017 podcast: staggering numbers on the high cost of our finance sectors, plus more

March 23, 2017   Blog, Finance Curse, Regular Features

In our March 2017 Taxcast: the high price we’re paying for our finance sectors – we look at staggering statistics showing how the US finance sector is a net drag on their economy.

Also, as the British government initiates Brexit divorce negotiations to leave the EU, we discuss something they ought to know, but obviously don’t – they’re actually in a very weak position. Could it mean the beginning of the end of the finance curse gripping the UK economy?

Featuring: John Christensen and Alex Cobham of the Tax Justice Network, and Professor of Economics Gerald Epstein of the University of Masachusetts Amhurst, author of Overcharged: The High Cost of High Finance. Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler for the Tax Justice Network.

Download the mp3 to listen offline anytime on your computer, mobile/cell phone or handheld device by right clicking here and selecting ‘save link as’.

“If you look at particular finance centres, say London and New York, the problem is that the net cost of this system is quite significant, it imposes a cost not only on people who use finance but for the whole economy. So, what we need to think about is what are the more productive activities that ought to be substituted for these excessive aspects of finance?”

Professor Gerald Epstein

“We might be seeing the start of the end of Britain’s grip by the Finance Curse”

John Christensen, Tax Justice Network on Britain’s weak position in Brexit negotiations

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Our March 2017 Spanish language Podcast: Justicia ImPositiva, nuestro podcast de marzo 2017

Welcome to this month’s 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:

  • The Odebrecht corruption scandal and how tax havens are key to corruption.
  • The tax haven referendum in Ecuador
  • Barcelona’s tax haven-free procurement policy
  • The European Union’s new tax haven blacklist provokes a confrontation with Tax Haven USA.

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