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The Taxcast by the Tax Justice Network

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The Taxcast is a 30 minute monthly radio show from the Tax Justice Network packed with the latest news, scandal, research and unique analysis of events in the world of financial corruption and tax dodging, exploring the most challenging ethical and economic issues of our times. It features news headlines, unique expert analysis you won't find anywhere else and a mini-documentary.

The Taxcast is a 30 minute monthly radio show from the Tax Justice Network packed with the latest news, scandal, research and unique analysis of events in the world of financial corruption and tax dodging, exploring the most challenging ethical and economic issues of our times. It features news headlines, unique expert analysis you won't find anywhere else and a mini-documentary.

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United Kingdom

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The Taxcast is a 30 minute monthly radio show from the Tax Justice Network packed with the latest news, scandal, research and unique analysis of events in the world of financial corruption and tax dodging, exploring the most challenging ethical and economic issues of our times. It features news headlines, unique expert analysis you won't find anywhere else and a mini-documentary.

Language:

English


Episodes

#104: 'Competition' is killing us

9/24/2020
In this episode: How a competition lawyer's eyes were opened to the dangers of letting companies get too big and form monopolies which act against our interests. We talk to Michelle Meagher about her book just out: Competition is Killing Us: How Big Business is Harming Our Society and Planet - and What To Do About It. Plus: not everything is bad news at the moment! We look at the revival of support and progress on financial transactions taxes in New York, some slow advances in the EU on...

Duration:00:32:49

The Taxcast Trailer: dip your toe in

9/9/2020
How do we stop ourselves sleepwalking into another Great Depression? Join me Naomi Fowler and John Christensen for the Taxcast from the Tax Justice Network. We talk about how we take back control from the super rich and powerful, and make our economies work for all of us. You can find us on most podcast apps and your favourite radio station can broadcast us for free! Get more information on www.taxjustice.net/taxcast

Duration:00:01:48

Taxcast Extra: How much wealth is stashed offshore?

7/27/2020
In this special extended interview we ask - how much wealth is stashed offshore? We speak to Tax Justice Network senior advisor Jim Henry on why his estimate for the Tax Justice Network of $21 to 32 trillion has been vindicated by new figures released by the OECD: "it means we've discovered an eighth continent of wealth" Further reading here and here. You can hear a shorter version of this interview on the Taxcast #103 available here in which we also bring you Part 2 on systemic racism...

Duration:00:32:39

#103: racism and tax justice Part 2

7/23/2020
This month we bring you part 2 on how tax justice can help address systemic racism in the US. Author Shawn Rochester, (The Black Tax: the cost of being Black in America) does some number crunching on the historic denial of equality and economic costs of exclusion, Gabriel Zucman speaks on reforming the private tax of healthcare, Cortney Sanders of the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities speaks about the impact of covid19 on communities of colour, and Brandon J. McKoy of New Jersey Policy...

Duration:00:31:08

#102: racism and tax justice Part 1

6/25/2020
This month we look at the United States and how tax justice can help address systemic racism. Plus: did you know Britain's slave owners compensation loan was only settled by the government in 2015 on behalf of taxpayers? As Faulkner wrote: "The past is never dead. It's not even past." As we discuss, the legacy of centuries of institutionalised racism is that a wealth chasm has been created between black and white communities. We also know that the City of London in Britain itself built its...

Duration:00:34:32

#101: tax collection, a labour of love

5/22/2020
This month, we cover the story the mainstream media aren’t telling you – how governments around the world are undermining our tax collection services. We look at how the South Africa Revenue Service was established in very challenging times to become a world class institution. Yet also how quickly such achievements can be set back. Also, as all eyes turn to Central Banks during this coronavirus pandemic, we ask who are they serving? And how do people forge a new relationship and a new role...

Duration:00:38:51

#100: healthy economies

4/23/2020
This month: from the ashes of this coronavirus crisis how can we build a better economic and socially just system that works for all of us? The pandemic also exposes the pile-up of unaddressed crises which we must also fix. We discuss tax justice (which was always key), bailout conditions for companies now seeking government assistance, and Universal Basic Services.

Duration:00:44:24

#99: Climate crisis, transition and tax justice

3/19/2020
How many more signs do we need to tell us we must urgently reform our economies, keep essential services out of private hands and transition away from fossil fuels? As the world buckles up for a different crisis tackling the Coronavirus, we look at how tax justice is key to all economic reform in the public interest, and solving the climate crisis - any crisis - is impossible without it. We speak to Dr Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion on her vision of hope, and John...

Duration:00:36:12

#98: Financial Secrecy Index: who are the world's worst offenders?

2/20/2020
In this special extended Taxcast, Naomi Fowler takes you on a whistle-stop guided tour on an express train around the world, looking at the worst offenders selling secrecy services. What can nations can do to protect themselves and their populations from the corruption that results from financial and legal secrecy?

Duration:00:48:55

#97: Another Great Depression or tax justice and transparency?

1/23/2020
The Taxcast kicks off the new decade with: the French strikes- tax justice and pensions vs financialisationthe EU countries who've missed the deadline on publishing registers of real corporate ownersthe effect of Brexit on poorer (plundered) countriesAnd the IMF's stark warnings about the finance curse and another Great Depression

Duration:00:35:43

#96: the financialisation of child and elderly care

12/19/2019
This month we ask - what's going on with our pre-school childcare and elderly care home services? We take a long hard look at the financialisation of our services and what we can do about it. Plus: the Conservative party in the UK has won a major victory in the general elections. With major challenges for tax justice, what are the next steps for trade deal negotiations? Will Britain become a fully fledged Singapore-on-Thames?

Duration:00:34:57

#95: paradigm shifts on tax and 'the uncounted'

11/21/2019
This month we speak to Tax Justice Network CEO Alex Cobham on his new book The Uncounted on the politics of counting. Who's missing from the stats, from the bottom to the very top? And how can we count better? Plus: For decades corporate tax cuts have been touted as the way to promote the economy. This month the Tax Justice Network's John Christensen talks about a paradigm shift on corporate tax in the UK general election: and we look at the results of Trump's corporate tax cuts in the US...

Duration:00:38:43

#94: Taxing wealth - how to triumph over injustice

10/25/2019
In this month's episode we speak to Gabriel Zucman about his new book with co-author Emmanuel Saez - Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay. Plus, as Extinction Rebellion has held a fortnight of protests around the world over the climate emergency, we discuss the surprisingly small number of companies which determine whether investment will go into a better future, or onto a continued path of destruction. We discuss how tax justice and a different vision of...

Duration:00:44:40

#93 A New Vision for Europe amid the Brexit vortex

9/27/2019
In this month's episode we discuss a new vision for Europe amid, or in spite of the Brexit vortex: plus - Britain's about to become the neighbour from hell, post-Brexit: how can the EU defend citizens from the race to the bottom on tax and regulations between nations precipitated by Britain's destructive 'Singapore-on-the-Thames' model?

Duration:00:34:30

#92: Ethical accounting, Brexit crisis and threats to public health services

8/28/2019
In this month's Taxcast: ethics and accountancy - yes they can go together! Plus: as Britain sinks into full crisis-mode over Brexit, we bring you unique analysis on some of the far-reaching consequences for the world, including threats to public health service models. And why does the new British government love Freeports so much?

Duration:00:42:39

#91: Immigration as Reparations for global inequality

7/23/2019
Immigration as reparations: we speak with multiple award winning Suketu Mehta about his new book: This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto on the fastest way to fix global inequalities and injustices. Also, we discuss France’s 3% digital tax which has so angered the US president and yet another sign of the collapse of the supposed international consensus on tax rules and which countries have the power to dominate those agreements. And, we discuss the high tensions with Iran in the...

Duration:00:36:58

Speaking tax justice in five languages

7/15/2019
The Tax Justice Network now speaks tax justice in five languages on radio stations and podcast platforms across the world, each with their own unique content and style – English, Spanish, French, Arabic and now Portuguese. In this Taxcast special the podcast/radio producers come together to discuss their experiences of covering tax justice in their regions.

Duration:00:25:18

#90: the Corporate Tax Haven Index

6/26/2019
This month we look at the new Corporate Tax Haven Index released by the Tax Justice Network. What does it tell us about the global economy and the international tax system? And how can we fix it?

Duration:00:34:47

#89 Transforming local economies: the Preston Model

5/23/2019
In this special extended edition of the May 2019 Taxcast we go to Preston in the North of England to see the Preston Model in action and how they're transforming their local economy and democratizing wealth. Also: dark money and the European elections - elite interests aligning with the far right. And we ask: why doesn't Britain have its own Huawei?

Duration:00:45:58

The Taxcast: April 2019

4/25/2019
In this special extended edition of the April 2019 Taxcast, broadcast from the tax haven of Jersey: - we explore Jersey's poor showing in the OECD's Better Life Index and ask why Jersey's spending so much money on improving it's bad image instead of setting up public registers of beneficial ownership information - we interview the tax haven of Jersey's former Chief Advisor to the government, one of Jersey's main architects of, and defenders of its offshore business model - we hear about...

Duration:00:44:31