Taxcast #58 (October 2016)

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10/28/2016

Tax Justice Network’s monthly podcast: up to 30 minutes of the latest global news, scandal and analysis on tax havens and corruption – which you won’t hear anywhere else.

“Joining us are experts in the field to help us analyse the top stories each month. It’s available to everyone for download and broadcast. If your favourite radio station’s not playing it, ask them why not?”

Produced by @Naomi_Fowler

This month, October 2016 : “We look at the offshorisation of Iceland’s economy, its collapse and recovery. What are the lessons? Also, Brazil adds Ireland to its tax haven black list and Panama threatens anyone who dares call it a tax haven with a new law…plus more scandal and unique analysis you won’t find anywhere else.

“Iceland didn’t do what Europe has been doing, lingering in a limbo and not really tackling the big issues, we can see that every so often the European banking sector is struggling now with Italian banks, with Deutsche bank and so on, and this is very much down to the fact the painful things have been avoided and I often say that Iceland shows that a quick stab is better than a lingering pain. Iceland took the quick stab, it was extremely painful at the time but at least things have and are being slowly cleared out and that makes a huge difference compared to the so many European countries where the lingering pain is still there.”

Sigrun Davidsdottir, journalist, blogger and podcaster www.uti.is

“Panama is not just a major secrecy jurisdiction, it is a politically delinquent secrecy jurisdiction…they are moving away from a democratic country where civil society can interact freely… to an increasingly autocratic model and Panama now deserves to have strong international sanctions imposed upon it to make sure it doesn’t proceed down this highly autocratic highly secretive, highly non-cooperative model because the only people who’ll benefit from that are the criminals”

John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network.

You can listen to (and download) the podcast here.

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