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

June 04, 2021

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

November 12, 2017

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?

July 14, 2013

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

June 29, 2013

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...