Naomi Fowler ■ Paradigm shifts on tax, and who are ‘the uncounted’? Tax Justice Network November 2019 podcast

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This month on the Taxcast we speak to Tax Justice Network CEO Alex Cobham about 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 boost 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 – what did they really deliver?

Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler.

If the rich, if the elites, if the big companies are obviously not meeting their fair share, not meeting their part of the social contract, why should I? And you know, why should I be the only mug who pays tax? And it erodes all the way down. And this is how States and societies crumble.”

~ Alex Cobham

“Neo-liberalism is finished, it’s a busted flush, we’re going to see a change, if not at this election it’s certainly coming and I have the same sense from the US. And the tax justice agenda will feature prominently in whatever comes next”

~ John Christensen

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Further reading:

The UN runs out of money: has your country paid its annual contribution?

A Taxcast Extra clip: Alex Cobham speaks on the funding troubles at the UN and how it might be more sustainably funded:

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