In the December 2017 Taxast: We speak with Jake Bernstein about his new book ‘Secrecy World’ – we ask what makes offshore players like Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca tick, and what do the Panama Papers and now the Paradise Papers tell us about Presidents Putin, Trump and the transnational oligarchy? Also we analyse Tax Haven USA’s tax reforms set to turbo-charge inequality in a country with weak gun controls, the EU’s disappointing tax haven blacklist and how the race to the bottom on tax between nations won’t stop at 0%.
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