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Taxcast: Britain's Second Empire

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 By Naomi Fowler, Tax Justice Network | Audio Segment
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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 ShaxsonAlex 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.

"This is a story that really needs to be told and that needs to enter the public consciousness. The main danger in an overly dominant finance sector as it is in the UK, if we give it too much power what you end up with is a kind of dictatorship of finance."

Michael Oswald, director of The Spider' Web: Britain's Second Empire

"To all intents and purposes trusts are invisible arrangements. We're not talking about a few million. We're talking about trillions of capital which apparently belongs to nobody, for tax purposes and for any other purposes."

John Christensen, Tax Justice Network

Want more Taxcasts? The full playlist is here.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Naomi Fowler

Naomi Fowler is a global radio journalist and the producer of Taxcast. Folllow her on Twitter: @Naomi_Fowler.

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Taxcast: Britain's Second Empire

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 By Naomi Fowler, Tax Justice Network | Audio Segment
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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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 ShaxsonAlex 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.

"This is a story that really needs to be told and that needs to enter the public consciousness. The main danger in an overly dominant finance sector as it is in the UK, if we give it too much power what you end up with is a kind of dictatorship of finance."

Michael Oswald, director of The Spider' Web: Britain's Second Empire

"To all intents and purposes trusts are invisible arrangements. We're not talking about a few million. We're talking about trillions of capital which apparently belongs to nobody, for tax purposes and for any other purposes."

John Christensen, Tax Justice Network

Want more Taxcasts? The full playlist is here.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Naomi Fowler

Naomi Fowler is a global radio journalist and the producer of Taxcast. Folllow her on Twitter: @Naomi_Fowler.