Tag: Tax Avoidance

The Champion in the Art of Tax Avoidance Can Now be Crowned

The Champion in the Art of Tax Avoidance Can Now be Crowned

On June 3, The Guardian revealed that a company valued at over $1 trillion banked its profits without sacrificing a penny in corporate taxes. If it was not for the fact that the firm, whose headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, generated a net profit “equal to nearly three-quarters of Ireland’s...

The World This Week: Paradise Papers Reveal to be Rich is Glorious

The World This Week: Paradise Papers Reveal to be Rich is Glorious

Wealthy individuals, fund managers and corporations continue to avoid taxes by using offshore havens at a time of increasing inequality and declining public goods. This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. November...

Corporate Tax Avoidance: Can the System Be Fixed?

Corporate Tax Avoidance: Can the System Be Fixed?

Given its clear deficiencies, many agree the current US tax system is broken. In a confrontation that made headlines in May, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report claiming that Cupertino, California-based tech giant Apple has been using a "complex web of...

The Regulatory Capture of the G8

The Regulatory Capture of the G8

Solomon Appiah looks at tax avoidance in the EU as a global problem. All of us decide whether or not we will exit the world leaving it in a better or worse shape than we found it. There is no such thing as leaving it just as we found it. This is because of what Chaos Theory calls...

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