John Christensen

Director and Chair of the Board

Short bio

Trained as a forensic auditor and economist, he has worked in many countries around the world, including a period of working in offshore financial services with Touche Ross & Co. For 11 years he was economic adviser to the government of the British Channel Island of Jersey.

In 2003 he became what the Guardian has described as “the unlikely figurehead of a worldwide campaign against tax avoidance.” His research on offshore finance has been widely published in books and academic journals, and John has taken part in many films, television documentaries and radio programmes.

Author’s contribution.
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FREE LUNCH THINKING: How Economics Ruins the Economy

By John Christensen ■ 6 April 2021 ■ 4 min READ
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Online Conference: How to Pay for the Climate Transition

By John Christensen ■ 6 December 2020 ■ 4 min READ
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Paying for the pandemic and a just transition

By John Christensen ■ 12 November 2020 ■ 2 min READ
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Getting a Grip on Global Financial Infrastructure

By John Christensen ■ 6 November 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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The Elephant Trap: The Language of National Security and the Politics of Liberation

By John Christensen ■ 4 November 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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The Financial Infrastructure of Corruption

By John Christensen ■ 26 October 2020 ■ 10 min READ
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Tax havens harm our well-being and security

By John Christensen ■ 23 October 2020 ■ 6 min READ
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Offshore, National Security and Britain’s Role

By John Christensen ■ 21 October 2020 ■ 6 min READ
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Carbon Taxes Can Be Progressive: Myth-busting and Mainstreaming Carbon Taxes

By John Christensen ■ 30 June 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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What’s your SCORE? The case for Sustainable Cost Reporting

By John Christensen ■ 8 June 2020 ■ 5 min READ
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Nixon-era laws have shaped western racism and protected ‘enablers’ of financial crimes

By John Christensen ■ 5 June 2020 ■ 6 min READ
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Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Taxation: Two Sides of the Same Carbon Coin

By John Christensen ■ 3 June 2020 ■ 9 min READ
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The Wall Street Climate Consensus

By John Christensen ■ 28 May 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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Black Zero against the Climate

By John Christensen ■ 26 May 2020 ■ 7 min READ
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Climate justice and economic justice are the same fight

By John Christensen ■ 19 May 2020 ■ 5 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Guest Blog: How to Tackle Audit Failures

By John Christensen ■ 16 March 2020 ■ 5 min READ ■ 4 comments
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Financing Climate Justice

By John Christensen ■ 12 March 2020 ■ 4 min READ
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Rev Paul Nicholson: a lifelong justice campaigner R.I.P.

By John Christensen ■ 6 March 2020 ■ < 1 ■ 1 comments
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Coal subsidies reveal G20’s failure to tackle climate emergency

By John Christensen ■ 25 June 2019 ■ 2 min READ
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FT letter: tax reform is needed, but not the destination-based cash flow tax

By John Christensen ■ 11 March 2019 ■ 2 min READ
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‘The Magic Money Tree:’ From Modern Monetary Theory to Modern Tax Theory

By John Christensen ■ 5 March 2019 ■ 16 min READ ■ 8 comments
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When will the British government impose public registries on its tax havens?

By John Christensen ■ 4 March 2019 ■ 4 min READ ■ 2 comments
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Yes, Britain is closing its tax havens. But let’s not forget it created them in the first place

By John Christensen ■ 4 May 2018 ■ 4 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Seventy-seven nation industrial reserve army

By John Christensen ■ 9 January 2018 ■ 11 min READ
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Vive la revolutión… fiscal! Guest blog

By John Christensen ■ 12 December 2017 ■ 4 min READ
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The Finance Curse research agenda: what we learned

By John Christensen ■ 27 November 2017 ■ 5 min READ ■ 1 comments
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The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire – released for home viewing

By John Christensen ■ 24 November 2017 ■ < 1 ■ 1 comments
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Her Majesty the Queen of Offshore

By John Christensen ■ 6 November 2017 ■ 3 min READ
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Portrait of a tax haven: Jersey

By John Christensen ■ 5 November 2017 ■ 15 min READ ■ 2 comments
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Result: European Commission to investigate UK tax treatment of MNCs

By John Christensen ■ 29 October 2017 ■ 4 min READ
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The story of a tax haven: Cyprus

By John Christensen ■ 26 October 2017 ■ 18 min READ
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Our June 2017 Spanish language Podcast: Justicia ImPositiva, nuestro podcast de junio 2017

By John Christensen ■ 15 June 2017 ■ 2 min READ
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UK coalition government driven by corporation tax cutters

By John Christensen ■ 12 June 2017 ■ 4 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Public country-by-country reporting: it’s not about costs or trade secrets

By John Christensen ■ 6 June 2017 ■ 3 min READ
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How Global Audit Firms Are Using Their Lobbying Clout to Dilute Sarbanes-Oxley Reforms

By John Christensen ■ 5 June 2017 ■ 3 min READ
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Evading Tax and Avoiding Tax Evasion: for decades British governments have shied away from tackling cross border crime

By John Christensen ■ 19 May 2017 ■ 4 min READ
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Bbumba: I Signed $157M Tax Waiver to Oil Company Without Reading Agreement

By John Christensen ■ 10 May 2017 ■ 2 min READ
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Sweden’s recipe for success: high taxes, strong unions, and equal distribution of wealth

By John Christensen ■ 9 May 2017 ■ 2 min READ
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Forthcoming book: Tax Havens and International Human Rights Law

By John Christensen ■ 8 May 2017 ■ 3 min READ ■ 2 comments
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Paying a ‘Fair Share’: new brief on taxing multinational companies

By John Christensen ■ 5 May 2017 ■ < 1 ■ 1 comments
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Coming Soon: The Spider’s Web – a film about Britain’s tax haven empire

By John Christensen ■ 4 May 2017 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Research shows UK’s Finance Curse grip tightening in next five years

By John Christensen ■ 2 May 2017 ■ 4 min READ
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President Trump visits La-La-Laffer Land

By John Christensen ■ 27 April 2017 ■ 4 min READ
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New film: The Price of Fairness

By John Christensen ■ 7 April 2017 ■ 2 min READ
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The problems with measuring tax systems

By John Christensen ■ 31 March 2017 ■ 5 min READ
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Ten years on, dodgy debt continues to threaten global chaos

By John Christensen ■ 24 March 2017 ■ 2 min READ
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Brexit Britain: what does the public think about tax haven plans?

By John Christensen ■ 6 February 2017 ■ 2 min READ
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Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud: book review by Atul Shah

By John Christensen ■ 17 December 2016 ■ 2 min READ
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Tax Justice Network in Global Top Tax 50

By John Christensen ■ 15 December 2016 ■ 2 min READ
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Corporate social responsibility, tax avoidance, and counting spoons

By John Christensen ■ 12 December 2016 ■ < 1 ■ 1 comments
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Taxing Rights and Human Rights in East Africa – new report

By John Christensen ■ 25 November 2016 ■ 2 min READ
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French activists occupy BNP Paribas to protest against offshore secrecy jurisdictions

By John Christensen ■ 17 November 2016 ■ < 1
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Public Event on Representation of Public Interest in Banking

By John Christensen ■ 15 November 2016 ■ 2 min READ
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Coming soon: Tax Justice Network Japan

By John Christensen ■ 3 November 2016 ■ 2 min READ
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London and the Finance Curse: the view of a top development economist

By John Christensen ■ 1 November 2016 ■ < 1
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Brexit, Pound Sterling, and the Finance Curse

By John Christensen ■ 20 October 2016 ■ 6 min READ
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The Economist – How to crack a shell

By John Christensen ■ 6 May 2016 ■ < 1
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Tax Justice Focus – The Corruption Issue

By John Christensen ■ 2 May 2016 ■ 3 min READ
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TJN Annual Discussion Workshop on Corruption and the Role of Tax Havens – programme

By John Christensen ■ 25 April 2016 ■ 3 min READ
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Oxfam: the International Finance Corporation and tax havens – new report

By John Christensen ■ 11 April 2016 ■ 2 min READ
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Why Infantino’s claims he did nothing wrong are wrong

By John Christensen ■ 6 April 2016 ■ 4 min READ
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Majority of British public want David Cameron to act on the tax havens, poll shows

By John Christensen ■ 6 April 2016 ■ 5 min READ
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The Panama Papers: the enablers of financial secrecy know what they are doing

By John Christensen ■ 4 April 2016 ■ 3 min READ
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Panama: the making of a tax haven and rogue state

By John Christensen ■ 30 March 2016 ■ 8 min READ
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Edmond Tavernier, Swiss tax lawyer, reveals how a little learning is still a dangerous thing

By John Christensen ■ 23 March 2016 ■ 2 min READ
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Does Trump belong to an offshore company?

By John Christensen ■ 22 March 2016 ■ 2 min READ
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A Leak in Paradise – screening of this extraordinary documentary film about Swiss whistleblower Ruedi Elmer

By John Christensen ■ 25 February 2016 ■ < 1
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Global Tax Fairness: new book from Oxford University Press

By John Christensen ■ 20 February 2016 ■ 2 min READ
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TTIP threatens ability to enforce fair taxes on corporations – report

By John Christensen ■ 14 February 2016 ■ 7 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #73

By John Christensen ■ 10 February 2016 ■ 4 min READ
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Actor Greg Wise takes on the UK tax avoidance industry in Dispatches tonight

By John Christensen ■ 8 February 2016 ■ < 1 ■ 4 comments
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Global Alliance for Tax Justice jumps to top 10 of global rankings

By John Christensen ■ 5 February 2016 ■ < 1
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A new whiteboard animation from the Tax Justice Coalition Pakistan

By John Christensen ■ 5 February 2016 ■ < 1
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Tax Haven USA: Congress moves to end corporate secrecy

By John Christensen ■ 4 February 2016 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Civil society calls on African Union to prioritise financing human rights for women

By John Christensen ■ 3 February 2016 ■ 3 min READ
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Tax Haven USA – part two: Rothschilds (nearly) confirms Tax Justice Network position

By John Christensen ■ 2 February 2016 ■ < 1
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Tax Haven USA – part one: 12 New York law firms advise on how to move dirty money to the USA

By John Christensen ■ 2 February 2016 ■ 5 min READ
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Nigel Lawson, not the corporate income tax, has had his day

By John Christensen ■ 30 January 2016 ■ 2 min READ ■ 2 comments
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TJN calls on EC to investigate all of the UK’s secret tax deals

By John Christensen ■ 28 January 2016 ■ 4 min READ
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Taxing Google (and Facebook, Twitter, Uber and the rest)

By John Christensen ■ 28 January 2016 ■ 8 min READ ■ 5 comments
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2016 Tax Justice and Human Rights Essay Competition

By John Christensen ■ 26 January 2016 ■ 3 min READ
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Conference: No Taxes, No Development – Berlin, 18th February 2016

By John Christensen ■ 21 January 2016 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Game: Bolton Wanderers on the brink

By John Christensen ■ 21 January 2016 ■ < 1
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New Oxfam report: An Economy For the 1% – and how to reform it

By John Christensen ■ 18 January 2016 ■ 4 min READ
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Call for Papers – Research Workshop on Corruption and Tax Havens, London, April 2016

By John Christensen ■ 13 January 2016 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper – a week in tax justice #71

By John Christensen ■ 12 January 2016 ■ 4 min READ
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The New Year Offshore Wrapper – #70

By John Christensen ■ 5 January 2016 ■ 7 min READ
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Venezuela’s rampant corruption

By John Christensen ■ 22 December 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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Will Sri Lanka follow the dismal road to tax havenry?

By John Christensen ■ 15 December 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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New website shows European countries that facilitate tax cheating

By John Christensen ■ 15 December 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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The Finance Curse and Competitiveness: presentation at Max Planck Institute

By John Christensen ■ 14 December 2015 ■ 15 min READ
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COP21 – TJN statement to the Citizen’s Climate Summit in Paris

By John Christensen ■ 7 December 2015 ■ 7 min READ
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Workshop: Call for Papers on Corruption and the Role of Tax Havens

By John Christensen ■ 4 December 2015 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments
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French parliament approves public country-by-country-reporting

By John Christensen ■ 4 December 2015 ■ 3 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Three Tax Whistleblowers Who Changed The Game

By John Christensen ■ 4 December 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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European Commission to probe McDonald’s tax deal with Luxembourg

By John Christensen ■ 3 December 2015 ■ < 1
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Ex-money launderer Kenneth Rijock offers tips for whistleblowers

By John Christensen ■ 2 December 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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John Christensen on rocking the boat in Jersey

By John Christensen ■ 1 December 2015 ■ 6 min READ ■ 1 comments
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The private banking fairy tale: a whistleblower’s story

By John Christensen ■ 30 November 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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UK secrecy jurisdictions are still helping criminals the world over

By John Christensen ■ 30 November 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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Reporting a crime is not a crime

By John Christensen ■ 26 November 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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Book review – The Joy of Tax

By John Christensen ■ 25 November 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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Tax Justice Focus – The Whistleblower edition

By John Christensen ■ 24 November 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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The Tax Justice Network’s November 2015 Taxcast

By John Christensen ■ 23 November 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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The 2015 Financial Secrecy Index in the global media

By John Christensen ■ 6 November 2015 ■ 7 min READ
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European Commission determines state sponsored tax avoidance schemes illegal

By John Christensen ■ 21 October 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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Dear Ambassador, the Bahamas is most definitely a tax haven

By John Christensen ■ 2 October 2015 ■ 4 min READ ■ 2 comments
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Tax avoidance by corporations is out of control; the UN must step in

By John Christensen ■ 1 October 2015 ■ < 1
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Just how do you change the world?

By John Christensen ■ 24 September 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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Congratulations to Professor Richard Murphy

By John Christensen ■ 8 September 2015 ■ < 1 ■ 3 comments
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #69

By John Christensen ■ 7 September 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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Civil society calls on G20 finance ministers to end fossil fuel subsidies

By John Christensen ■ 3 September 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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Jersey court may be ready to consider tax matters in future trust rulings

By John Christensen ■ 27 August 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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New publication: The Greatest Invention – Tax and the Campaign for a Just Society

By John Christensen ■ 20 August 2015 ■ 2 min READ ■ 2 comments
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UK Prime Minister Cameron told: stop Jersey-registered shell company suing Romania in ‘corporate court’

By John Christensen ■ 14 August 2015 ■ 5 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Is it time to assess the financial secrecy of the Vatican?

By John Christensen ■ 13 August 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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The Heavens: a photographic exploration of tax havens

By John Christensen ■ 13 August 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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Who are the real “marauders”?

By John Christensen ■ 11 August 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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Joseph Stiglitz: Why America (and Britain come to that) are on the wrong side of history

By John Christensen ■ 7 August 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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The power of corporate propaganda: review of ‘The Mythology of Business’

By John Christensen ■ 7 August 2015 ■ 4 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Women’s Working Group reaction to the Addis Ababa finance for development outcomes

By John Christensen ■ 6 August 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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No country for dirty money: behind Britain’s populist promise on corruption

By John Christensen ■ 6 August 2015 ■ 4 min READ ■ 2 comments
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Should Nation States Compete? – download the workshop presentations here

By John Christensen ■ 13 July 2015 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #66

By John Christensen ■ 8 July 2015 ■ 6 min READ
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Debate: Has corporation tax had its day?

By John Christensen ■ 6 July 2015 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #65

By John Christensen ■ 30 June 2015 ■ 4 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Business as usual for Egypt’s tax avoiders

By John Christensen ■ 29 June 2015 ■ 6 min READ
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The Lima Declaration on Tax Justice and Human Rights

By John Christensen ■ 24 June 2015 ■ < 1
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Should Nation States Compete? Venue details

By John Christensen ■ 24 June 2015 ■ < 1
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Tax and the Death of Democracy – interview from The Renegade Economist

By John Christensen ■ 23 June 2015 ■ < 1
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Agreement in Buenos Aires on need for public registries of beneficial ownership

By John Christensen ■ 18 June 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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European Commission half measures will exacerbate profit shifting

By John Christensen ■ 17 June 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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Hey Walmart, it’s time to pay your taxes

By John Christensen ■ 17 June 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #64

By John Christensen ■ 16 June 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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Should Nation States Compete? Discussion workshop final programme

By John Christensen ■ 10 June 2015 ■ 14 min READ
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In memoriam: FIFA’s stench kills free speech in Cayman

By John Christensen ■ 10 June 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #63

By John Christensen ■ 9 June 2015 ■ 6 min READ
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Norwegian Parliament votes for public registry of ownership

By John Christensen ■ 5 June 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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HSBC, money-laundering and Swiss regulatory deterrence

By John Christensen ■ 5 June 2015 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #62

By John Christensen ■ 1 June 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #51

By John Christensen ■ 27 May 2015 ■ 5 min READ
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The Price We Pay – London premiere on 19th June 2015

By John Christensen ■ 20 May 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #60

By John Christensen ■ 19 May 2015 ■ 6 min READ
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Building the foundation for tax justice through human rights

By John Christensen ■ 8 May 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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TJN Report and Accounts for year ended 31 December 2014

By John Christensen ■ 7 May 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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Taxcast Special: interview with film director Michael Winterbottom about The Emperor’s New Clothes

By John Christensen ■ 27 April 2015 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #58

By John Christensen ■ 23 April 2015 ■ 5 min READ
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Comedian Russell Brand doorsteps Lord Rothermere over his non-dom status

By John Christensen ■ 17 April 2015 ■ < 1 ■ 5 comments
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Tipping the balance: new global corporate law

By John Christensen ■ 17 April 2015 ■ 5 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #57

By John Christensen ■ 16 April 2015 ■ 6 min READ
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Register here for TJN’s annual discussion workshop at City University, London, 25th-26th June 2015

By John Christensen ■ 12 April 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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World Premiere of The Emperor’s New Clothes – 21st April 2015

By John Christensen ■ 10 April 2015 ■ < 1
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The Price We Pay – interview with director Harold Crooks

By John Christensen ■ 27 March 2015 ■ < 1
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Britain’s new company registry is a job half done

By John Christensen ■ 25 March 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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Quote of the Day on Trickle-Down Economics

By John Christensen ■ 25 March 2015 ■ < 1
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Meet TJN in Oxford to discuss the fallacy of tax “competitiveness”

By John Christensen ■ 23 March 2015 ■ < 1
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People’s Parliament to discuss How Corrupt is Britain?

By John Christensen ■ 19 March 2015 ■ 3 min READ ■ 1 comments
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #55

By John Christensen ■ 18 March 2015 ■ 6 min READ
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European Trade Unions Congress on tackling tax evasion, avoidance and tax havens

By John Christensen ■ 17 March 2015 ■ 10 min READ
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Quote of the day: the Irish template for corporate bullying

By John Christensen ■ 13 March 2015 ■ < 1
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City of London Corporation in ‘failure to support transparency’ shocker

By John Christensen ■ 11 March 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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The Next Rising Tax Haven

By John Christensen ■ 10 March 2015 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #54

By John Christensen ■ 10 March 2015 ■ 5 min READ
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Bankers have a moral compass, it just may not look like yours

By John Christensen ■ 8 March 2015 ■ 5 min READ ■ 1 comments
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #53

By John Christensen ■ 3 March 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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The Tax Justice Research Bulletin – 1(2)

By John Christensen ■ 2 March 2015 ■ 6 min READ
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HSBC and the world’s oldest drug cartel

By John Christensen ■ 27 February 2015 ■ 3 min READ ■ 2 comments
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Transparency International calls on UK to prosecute HSBC

By John Christensen ■ 21 February 2015 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #51

By John Christensen ■ 18 February 2015 ■ 5 min READ
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How Corrupt is Britain? New book coming soon

By John Christensen ■ 17 February 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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Kenya’s Nation comments on HSBC

By John Christensen ■ 11 February 2015 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #50

By John Christensen ■ 10 February 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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HSBC: the world’s favourite tax evasion shelter

By John Christensen ■ 9 February 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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British government can (and should) impose public registries on its overseas territories

By John Christensen ■ 7 February 2015 ■ 4 min READ ■ 5 comments
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PWC – Profits Without Conscience

By John Christensen ■ 6 February 2015 ■ 3 min READ ■ 1 comments
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BEPS Through the Looking Glass: Where Do We Stand?

By John Christensen ■ 4 February 2015 ■ 8 min READ
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Quelle Surprise! billions laundered daily through the City

By John Christensen ■ 4 February 2015 ■ < 1
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Luxembourg Leaks: EU Parliament Inquiry Committee a matter of political will

By John Christensen ■ 3 February 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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Support a Tax Dodging Bill

By John Christensen ■ 3 February 2015 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #49

By John Christensen ■ 2 February 2015 ■ 4 min READ ■ 1 comments
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The Mbeki panel on illicit financial flows: Africa leads the way

By John Christensen ■ 2 February 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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The Tax Justice Research Bulletin – 1(1)

By John Christensen ■ 30 January 2015 ■ 6 min READ ■ 2 comments
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Economists and academics back the Tax Dodging Bill

By John Christensen ■ 30 January 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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Oxfam calls for World Tax Summit

By John Christensen ■ 29 January 2015 ■ 2 min READ ■ 7 comments
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Greece’s swamp of offshore corruption

By John Christensen ■ 28 January 2015 ■ < 1
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Financing for Development talks snowed under in New York

By John Christensen ■ 28 January 2015 ■ 3 min READ ■ 1 comments
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UK campaigners call on political parties to adopt tax dodging bill

By John Christensen ■ 27 January 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #48

By John Christensen ■ 26 January 2015 ■ 5 min READ
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Luxembourg, Amazon, and the State aid connection

By John Christensen ■ 23 January 2015 ■ 8 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #47

By John Christensen ■ 20 January 2015 ■ 5 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #46

By John Christensen ■ 12 January 2015 ■ 5 min READ
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Did Arthur Laffer kill Kansas?

By John Christensen ■ 8 January 2015 ■ 3 min READ
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Financing for Whose Development? How Official Development Finance Institutions support Tax Havens

By John Christensen ■ 7 January 2015 ■ 2 min READ
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The New Year Wrapper

By John Christensen ■ 7 January 2015 ■ 4 min READ
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George Monbiot and Russell Brand: TJN and Uncut’s role as mythbusters

By John Christensen ■ 7 January 2015 ■ < 1 ■ 1 comments
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The Price We Pay wins top Canadian film documentary

By John Christensen ■ 6 January 2015 ■ < 1
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Please contribute to the update of The End of Poverty?

By John Christensen ■ 27 December 2014 ■ < 1
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Season’s Greetings from TJN

By John Christensen ■ 21 December 2014 ■ < 1 ■ 3 comments
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Advancing Tax Justice through Human Rights: International Strategy Meeting, April 2015

By John Christensen ■ 18 December 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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TJN makes Global Top 50 – again!

By John Christensen ■ 17 December 2014 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #44

By John Christensen ■ 17 December 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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Juncker fails to endorse demands for public registries of ownership

By John Christensen ■ 15 December 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Event in London on the Domination of “The City”

By John Christensen ■ 11 December 2014 ■ < 1
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On so-called “tax competition”

By John Christensen ■ 11 December 2014 ■ 3 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Its OK to avoid tax – we give to charity, and other b****cks!

By John Christensen ■ 5 December 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Dear Bundesfinanzminister Schäuble – please don’t block public registries

By John Christensen ■ 5 December 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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UK’s proposed “Google Tax”: jumping the gun?

By John Christensen ■ 4 December 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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British comedian Russell Brand on tax havens and hypocrisy

By John Christensen ■ 4 December 2014 ■ < 1 ■ 2 comments
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The UK tax havens and broken promises

By John Christensen ■ 4 December 2014 ■ 3 min READ ■ 4 comments
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Why We Can’t Afford the Rich

By John Christensen ■ 3 December 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #42

By John Christensen ■ 1 December 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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Intermediaries survey – help shape our engagement with the professions

By John Christensen ■ 27 November 2014 ■ < 1
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Tax Justice Focus: The Professions Issue, volume 9, number 3

By John Christensen ■ 26 November 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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TJN signs Alex Cobham to join the squad in January 2015

By John Christensen ■ 26 November 2014 ■ < 1 ■ 2 comments
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Corruption behind closed doors

By John Christensen ■ 25 November 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #41

By John Christensen ■ 24 November 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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TJN’s monthly Taxcast – November 2014

By John Christensen ■ 24 November 2014 ■ < 1
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A comparative study of tax systems in six Arab countries

By John Christensen ■ 23 November 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Le Prix à Payer – The Price we Pay – screenings in Paris

By John Christensen ■ 22 November 2014 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #40

By John Christensen ■ 17 November 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #39 – a Luxembourg Special

By John Christensen ■ 11 November 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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Open letter to G20 leaders – something must be done at Brisbane about illicit financial flows

By John Christensen ■ 10 November 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #38

By John Christensen ■ 3 November 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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ISLANDS (or how to play dirty and get away with it) – preview in Reading

By John Christensen ■ 3 November 2014 ■ < 1
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Quote of the day: Wolfgang Schäuble on tax wars

By John Christensen ■ 2 November 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Are Kenyan tax holidays over?

By John Christensen ■ 29 October 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #37

By John Christensen ■ 27 October 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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The End of Bank Secrecy? A new TJN report

By John Christensen ■ 27 October 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Call for Papers: Women and Tax Justice Conference at Beijing+20, Ontario, March 2015

By John Christensen ■ 27 October 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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New book – Fiscal Dumping: Enquête Sur Un Chantage Qui Ruine Nos États

By John Christensen ■ 22 October 2014 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #36

By John Christensen ■ 21 October 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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Occupy protest highlights role of British tax havens

By John Christensen ■ 20 October 2014 ■ < 1
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2015 Research Workshop: Call for Papers – Should Nation States ‘Compete’?

By John Christensen ■ 20 October 2014 ■ 1 ■ 3 comments
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Energy giant SSE awarded Fair Tax Mark for tax transparency

By John Christensen ■ 20 October 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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Fair taxes are key to a fair share for all

By John Christensen ■ 17 October 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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The (-ve) Value of Jersey to the UK Economy

By John Christensen ■ 14 October 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #35

By John Christensen ■ 13 October 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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Occupy is back: new protests in London

By John Christensen ■ 10 October 2014 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Tanzanian MP Zitto Kabwe calls on Commonwealth to tackle illicit capital flight

By John Christensen ■ 9 October 2014 ■ 5 min READ ■ 1 comments
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TJN Australia demands more corporate transparency on tax

By John Christensen ■ 9 October 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Land Value Tax: back on the table in the UK

By John Christensen ■ 7 October 2014 ■ 5 min READ ■ 19 comments
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #33

By John Christensen ■ 7 October 2014 ■ 6 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #33

By John Christensen ■ 30 September 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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The Price We Pay “near miraculous”

By John Christensen ■ 27 September 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #32

By John Christensen ■ 22 September 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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Cayman Compass: Public registers would foil tax criminals

By John Christensen ■ 22 September 2014 ■ < 1
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BEPS – minor victories but we risk losing the war

By John Christensen ■ 22 September 2014 ■ 8 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #31

By John Christensen ■ 17 September 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #30

By John Christensen ■ 8 September 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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The Price We Pay — more praise for Harold Crooks’ film documentary

By John Christensen ■ 7 September 2014 ■ < 1
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Academics Stand Against Poverty report on illicit financial flows

By John Christensen ■ 6 September 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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The Price We Pay – Variety review

By John Christensen ■ 6 September 2014 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #29

By John Christensen ■ 4 September 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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The nonsense of shareholder ownership

By John Christensen ■ 4 September 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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A Law Unto Themselves – Eva Joly discusses her fight against high level corrupt practices

By John Christensen ■ 19 August 2014 ■ < 1 ■ 1 comments
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The Boys Who Won’t Say No

By John Christensen ■ 18 August 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Quote of the day – on trusts and public registries

By John Christensen ■ 15 August 2014 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #28

By John Christensen ■ 14 August 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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Tax haven film world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

By John Christensen ■ 13 August 2014 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #27

By John Christensen ■ 4 August 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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Did Messi hide behind offshore structures in UK, Switzerland, Uruguay and Belize?

By John Christensen ■ 1 August 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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Taxing Men and Women: new report on gender and tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 31 July 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice #26

By John Christensen ■ 28 July 2014 ■ 6 min READ
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On why being tough on unproven claims is both smart and right

By John Christensen ■ 25 July 2014 ■ 7 min READ
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Macedonia plans to set up tax haven

By John Christensen ■ 18 July 2014 ■ < 1
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Uganda hits Tullow Oil with $407m tax bill

By John Christensen ■ 18 July 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Network launched in Zimbabwe to counter illicit financial flows

By John Christensen ■ 18 July 2014 ■ < 1
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Global Alliance for Tax Justice appoints campaigns and communications coordinator

By John Christensen ■ 17 July 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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OECD continues to stand in the way of global tax reforms

By John Christensen ■ 16 July 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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Honest Accounts? The true story of Africa’s billion dollar losses

By John Christensen ■ 16 July 2014 ■ < 1 ■ 2 comments
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 14 July 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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The World Weekly – Infographic on the Hidden Economy

By John Christensen ■ 14 July 2014 ■ < 1
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4th Illicit Finance Journalism Programme – November 2014 Course

By John Christensen ■ 14 July 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Jean-Claude Juncker and the rise of extremism

By John Christensen ■ 13 July 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Amazon and the author who smelled a rat

By John Christensen ■ 11 July 2014 ■ < 1
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Love and Taxes – the live show and forthcoming major motion picture

By John Christensen ■ 11 July 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Tax avoidance: a note to editors

By John Christensen ■ 9 July 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: A week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 7 July 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 23 June 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 16 June 2014 ■ 6 min READ
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Unequal Britain: tax system is much less progressive than people believe

By John Christensen ■ 16 June 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Islands (or how to play dirty and get away with it)

By John Christensen ■ 13 June 2014 ■ < 1
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From The Namibian: an open letter to De Beers on transfer pricing

By John Christensen ■ 13 June 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 9 June 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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Alliance Boots: tax cheats

By John Christensen ■ 9 June 2014 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 3 June 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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Who’s in control – nation states or global corporations?

By John Christensen ■ 2 June 2014 ■ < 1
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Directors’ duties and tax avoidance: a view from the U.S.

By John Christensen ■ 30 May 2014 ■ < 1
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Tax haven Britain: Boots Alliance and the use and abuses of Limited Liability Partnerships

By John Christensen ■ 30 May 2014 ■ 6 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 27 May 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 19 May 2014 ■ 5 min READ
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Programme: Tax Justice and Human Rights Symposium, McGill University, Montreal 18-20 June 2014

By John Christensen ■ 19 May 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 12 May 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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European voters: make tax dodging an election issue

By John Christensen ■ 12 May 2014 ■ < 1
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African Countries Lose Billions through Misinvoiced Trade

By John Christensen ■ 12 May 2014 ■ 7 min READ
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“Western tax havens have resulted in Ukrainian deaths”

By John Christensen ■ 9 May 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 6 May 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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Caffe Nero: your unpaid taxes would have helped pay for my father’s hospital care

By John Christensen ■ 6 May 2014 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: A week in Tax Justice

By John Christensen ■ 28 April 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: A week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 21 April 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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Prem Sikka awarded for services to accounting

By John Christensen ■ 17 April 2014 ■ 2 min READ ■ 2 comments
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The Fallacy of Public Sector Affordability

By John Christensen ■ 16 April 2014 ■ 4 min READ ■ 2 comments
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Symposium: Tax Justice and Human Rights, McGill University, Montreal

By John Christensen ■ 15 April 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: A week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 14 April 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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Submission to OECD on transfer pricing and developing countries

By John Christensen ■ 7 April 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: A week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 7 April 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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European Investment Bank exposes “hypocritical nature of western financial institutions”

By John Christensen ■ 3 April 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: a week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 31 March 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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New book: The Political Economy of Offshore Jurisdictions

By John Christensen ■ 31 March 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Event: Is global governance of finance fit for purpose?

By John Christensen ■ 26 March 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Tax Justice Focus 2014 – the COUNTRY-BY-COUNTRY REPORTING edition

By John Christensen ■ 26 March 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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TJN launches new APP and a Take Action page

By John Christensen ■ 20 March 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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The Offshore Wrapper: A week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 17 March 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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Exclusive interview with OECD on TJN’s report on AIE proposals

By John Christensen ■ 13 March 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Barclays: Behave!

By John Christensen ■ 13 March 2014 ■ < 1
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The Offshore Wrapper: A week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 10 March 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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IMF launches consultation on tax ‘spillover’

By John Christensen ■ 7 March 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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TJN on Switzerland: “Shallow, ignorant and short-sighted”

By John Christensen ■ 28 February 2014 ■ 3 min READ ■ 1 comments
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The offshore wrapper: a week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 24 February 2014 ■ 4 min READ
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Your tax cuts at work

By John Christensen ■ 12 February 2014 ■ < 1
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Flipping the corruption myth

By John Christensen ■ 4 February 2014 ■ < 1
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GFI: $410bn illicit flows in or out of Philippines from 1960-2011

By John Christensen ■ 3 February 2014 ■ 7 min READ
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TJN’s Offshore Wrapper: The week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 3 February 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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Why does food cost so much in Jersey?

By John Christensen ■ 31 January 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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BVI got more foreign investment in 2013 than Brazil and India combined – UN

By John Christensen ■ 29 January 2014 ■ 2 min READ
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TJN’s Offshore Wrapper: The week in tax justice

By John Christensen ■ 27 January 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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New Job: Campaigns and Communications Officer

By John Christensen ■ 27 January 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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Guinea: A slow death facilitated by lawyers, accountants and financial advisers

By John Christensen ■ 23 January 2014 ■ < 1
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Occupy London: February 2014 tour programme

By John Christensen ■ 23 January 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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Swiss double tax agreements disadvantage poorer countries

By John Christensen ■ 21 January 2014 ■ 3 min READ
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Please go to www.thetaxcast.com (some glitches with the new website!)

By John Christensen ■ 21 January 2014 ■ < 1
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Outrage at Bermuda and Jersey removal from French blacklist

By John Christensen ■ 21 January 2014 ■ 2 min READ