There was also something bigger, and even more disturbing: a domain of libertarian fantasy made real, in which professional intervention made it possible for the world’s wealthiest people to be free not only of tax obligations but of any laws they found inconvenient.
In 2016, an unnamed whistleblower provided Munich daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung with encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that sold anonymous offshore companies. These entities enabled owners to hide wealth, engage in illegal financial transactions and evade income taxes…
Canadian governments spend more than $20 billion a year on criminal justice. Little of that money is aimed at white collar crime.
Perhaps a TV news anchor revealed more than he desired Friday. On Twitter, Chris Gailus explained why Global TV would not cover what might be one of Vancouver’s most significant news stories this decade: …it’s not a […]
The Panama Papers are in the news today but the underlying stories are not new. American commentator Matthew Yglesias reports on the latest developments. He says the leaked papers: …offer the most […]
The price isn’t right, Corporate profit-shifting has become big business, The Economist: DURING THE TAX-EVASION trial of Leona Helmsley, a flamboyant hotelier, a former housekeeper testified that she heard her employer say: […]
The Globe and Mail reported September 19, 2014, after Elizabeth Thompson’s September 18 story at ipolitics: Internal Canada Revenue Agency documents confirm the agency is cutting some of its most highly-trained staff […]
Read Committee studying offshore tax evasion will not question revenue minister at The Globe and Mail. This story comes from the USA but Canadian companies employ similar schemes of tax avoidance. In […]
Many commentators claim BC Liberals are incompetent and ineffective. While true in ministries such as Justice and Children and Family Development, Liberals have been successful in the centerpiece of their strategic plan. […]
From Robert Borosage, Campaign for America’s Future, March 29, 2012: In 2010, as the economy began its slow recovery from the Great Recession, a new study shows the richest 1 percent of […]
Haig Simonian in Zurich, Financial Times, US presses Switzerland over secret accounts: Almost two years after Switzerland signed a landmark agreement with the US to identify certain bank customers, the two countries […]