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The Making of Tax Haven Mauritius

1. Februar 2023 - 0:15

In this extended special episode of the Taxcast, we look at the 'Desai Leaks' - the story you probably never heard of: it goes back decades and looks at a key player in the making of tax haven Mauritius that's been hurting Indians and Africans ever since.

We speak with a whistleblower and the journalist who broke the story. Is the Indian government investigating? What does the story tell us about the global economy?

Transcript available here (some is automated) 

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Kategorien: english

The Day Global Power Shifted

16. Dezember 2022 - 22:50

There's been a shift in global power, a tax justice milestone, and the powerful nations couldn't stop it...

In this episode, Naomi Fowler gives you a fly-on-the-wall take on what happened at the United Nations on November 24th 2022. We look at the power plays around a fundamental global power shift - the beginning of the end of the OECD’s 60 year reign as the world’s leading rule-maker on global tax.


Alex Cobham of the Tax Justice Network

Rachel Etter-Phoya of the Tax Justice Network

The UN Chairperson, UN Secretary and UN representatives of Nigeria, South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Liechtenstein, Republic of Korea, and Eritrea. 

Produced and hosted by the Tax Justice Network's Naomi Fowler.

Transcript (some is automated)

WATCH this historic UN meeting here (starts about 20 minutes in): 

Further reading: 

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Kategorien: english

Uncommon Wealth and the 'boomerang effect'

18. November 2022 - 17:06

In this episode, Taxcast host Naomi Fowler discusses sovereignty, the 'boomerang effect' and the relevance of the 'Third World Movement' today to our global economic system, with Dr Kojo Koram, author of Uncommon Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire. "Decolonisation, from the 1950s and 1970s, was quite simply the greatest multiplication of democratic power that the world has ever seen"

Plus, we look at two big failures this month:

  • the collapse of crypto exchange company FTX (secrecy jurisdictions, enablers, investigations...)
  • the Tax Justice Network writes an open letter to alert the G20 to the failings of the OECD as global tax rule-setter, as they miss another deadline.

A transcript of the podcast is available here: (Some is automated)

"The kind of loss of feeling of control in the United Kingdom, that loss of feeling of sovereignty, that loss of feeling of democratic accountability is connected to the erosion of sovereignty and erosion of democratic accountability that was allowed to happen to the former colonies of particularly the British Empire but all empires. What happens in the colonies doesn't simply stay there, but it comes back on the homeland and it starts to impact how its economy, its society, and its politics operates. And I think that's a lot of what we see in Britain right up until today.”


Further reading:

WATCH ~ BOOMERANG: Empire and Britain's economy (featuring Kojo Koram): 

Kategorien: english