The Taxcast is a monthly podcast/radio show from the Tax Justice Network sizzling with the latest developments in the corrupt world of tax havens, financial secrecy and tax dodging. We explore these most challenging ethical and economic issues of our times, with transformational economic analysis you won’t hear anywhere else.
Rethinking economies #115
In this episode Naomi Fowler discusses degrowth, rethinking economies and value in part 2 of her conversation with economic anthropologist Jason Hickel. Plus: the Pandora Papers - 3 things the latest offshore leak is showing us. Why some countries rejected the OECD's 15% minimum global corporate tax deal And, as COP26 begins in Scotland, it's the 'last chance saloon' to take meaningful action to minimise ecological disaster - can politicians learn from nations leading the way with good policies on energy?
Degrowth: liberation from growthism #114
In this episode, Naomi Fowler explores degrowth and how we liberate ourselves from ‘growthism’ with economic anthropologist Jason Hickel. (The full converation will be released soon as a Taxcast Extra, the full thing is too good to miss!)
Plus: there can be no liberation without tackling monopoly power, or the role of finance sectors and States in fuelling death and destruction across the world.
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The capture of Malta and the fight for justice #113
This month Naomi Fowler speaks with Paul Caruana Galizia, one of the sons of Malta’s incredible investigative journalist and anti-corruption champion Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was assassinated in 2017. Paul Caruana Galizia discusses his mother's legacy, the state capture of Malta through an aggressive, over-sized finance sector with financial secrecy at its heart, and his hopes for the future.
Taxcast Extra: The Whiteness of Wealth (2)
We’ve had the honour before on the Taxcast of speaking with law Professor Dorothy Brown in Part 1 of the Whiteness of Wealth Taxcast Extra. She’s done trailblazing work on systemic racism and tax justice in the US for many years. She’s author of the seminal book ‘The Whiteness of Wealth: how the US tax system impoverishes black Americans – and how we can fix it’.
In this Taxcast Extra, you can hear Professor Brown’s key note speech which she gave to the Tax Justice Network’s annual confer
The Real American Dream - in Scandinavia #112
Millionaire & wealth tax campaigner Djaffar Shalchi shares his experience of moving from Iran to grow up in Denmark, the high tax Scandinavian society he values so highly as an antrepreneur & as a human being. And his campaign for a 1% wealth tax on the world’s top 1%.
Plus: Biden drops his proposal for a minimum global corporate tax rate from 21% to 'at least' 15%.' So far the US administration is still sticking to its plan to invest $80bn in the IRS. And, how degrowth must begin with the very wealthy
Taxcast Extra: Hong Kong raises its stock transfer tax as Wall St escapes
In this Taxcast Extra Naomi Fowler speaks to Jim Henry, economist, lawyer, investigative journalist and Tax Justice Network senior advisor about the campaign to persuade New York State (which is broke) to reinstate its Stock Transfer Tax. It would have created an important precedent for the world but for now, Wall Street has escaped. At the same time, in Hong Kong they have raised their Stock Transfer Tax in an example of “tax competition in reverse, “ or a “race to the top.”