Naomi Fowler ■ Moneyland: plutocracy, contagion and crisis in the Tax Justice Network’s September 2018 podcast

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In the September 2018 Tax Justice Network monthly podcast/radio show, the Taxcast:

  • we talk to journalist Oliver Bullough about his new book, just out ‘Moneyland: why thieves and crooks now rule the world, and how to take it back’ We discuss the transnational elite that have broken free of democratic control and corruption contagion.
  • Also, 10 years after the financial crash, the risks are as high as before, if not more severe – how do we tackle the next crisis?
  • Plus, the fifth aide of US President Trump has now been convicted of, or admitted criminal charges: what does Paul Manafort’s case tell us about the spread of plutocracy and oligarchy?

politics is increasingly dominated by this very tight elite class and it is all about Moneyland…dark money is the enemy of democracy, there is a battle between money and democracy and right now money is winning. And it’s a very worrying thought that we aren’t more aware of this as a society and we really need to think about it because a trillion dollars a year is a lot of money and that’s being stolen every year, which means all of that money is stacked up against us. And the longer we don’t act, the more money there will be essentially fighting back and they have been fighting back very successfully.”

~ Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland: why thieves and crooks now rule the world, and how to take it back

Featuring: journalist and author Oliver Bullough and John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network. Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler.

 

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Further reading:

The scandal of Denmark’s biggest bank Danske Bank, who’s boss has just resigned over 200 billion euros-worth of suspicious money flows, here and here.

Charges in Andorra against various people accused of crimes linked to the plundering of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PDVSA.

The video that went viral of the Venezuelan President dining in a high class restaurant in Turkey as so many Venezuelans are fleeing the country because of a severe shortage of food and medicine.

Azerbaijan loses its defamation case against French journalists.

 

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