Monday, November 17, 2008

Links - Nov 17

A few stories noticed today. Plenty more are available from Offshore Watch and TJN's historical news page.

What has the Tax Justice Network done?
Richard Murphy takes an overview of some of TJN's recent achievements.

Swiss Bank Executive Charged with Aiding U.S. Taxpayers Evade Income Tax
Nov 12. From the US DOJ web site.

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We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Abolish Tax Havens, Enact Tobin Tax & Reform CAP for an end to poverty world-wide. (Not instigated by TJN.)

Mauritius, tax haven
Uncovering truth behind the fine words about Mauritius' business climate.

Libyan televised debate signals change
Muammer Gaddafi, their ruler, was debating with disapproving senior government officials his grand plan to distribute the proceeds of oil wealth directly to the people and abolish government ministries. See also here.

Blast from the Past: A Proposal for Monetary Reform
This paper is Prof. Tobin's presidential address at the 1978 conference of the Eastern Economic Association, Washington DC. It was originally published in the Eastern Economic Journal, Volume IV, No. 3-4, July/October 1978, pp. 153-159.

US hedge fund bosses threaten to move to Britain
Several times Soros broke ranks with his colleagues to adopt a more accommodating line. He said he would have no objection to paying a standard rate of tax on all his income: "I agree to it. I've no problem with it." Also see
Soros warns of hedge fund horror to come


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