Naomi Fowler ■ Welcome oligarchs, erode democracy: our March 2018 podcast
In this month’s Taxcast: They say history is written by the victors. So how can we rethink the way we use words about tax havens that reflect the reality of what’s really happening? We talk to Alain Deneault about his new book in which he writes about ‘laundering with language’ – Legalising Theft: a short guide to tax havens.
- we discuss the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil and how by welcoming oligarchs with no questions asked, the City of London has compromised democracy and ushered in an era of oppression, criminality and impunity
- And also, how US President Trump’s tax reforms have awarded tax write-offs for private jet owners.
Hosting these super-rich oligarch communities has exposed Britain to some unpleasant cultural shifts which are taking us into authoritarian government within Britain itself”
John Christensen, Tax Justice Network
Each time someone waits for a bus 40 minutes, it is because of tax havens. Every time someone waits for an important surgery for months from a hospital it is because of tax havens. Every time there is a lack of nurses or professors in hospitals or schools it is because of tax havens.”
Alain Deneault, philosopher, sociologist and writer
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Why We Can’t Afford the Rich, by Andrew Sayer
Legalising Theft: a short guide to tax havens by Alain Deneault (out in April 2018)
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Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women 76th Session pertaining to the 8th periodic report submitted by Panama
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