Tag: Panama Papers

Global inequality may be much worse than we think | Jason Hickel

It’s familiar news by now. Oxfam’s figures have gone viral: the richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world’s population combined. Global inequality is worse than at any time since the 19th century.For most people, this is all they know about global inequality. But Oxfam’s wealth figures don’t quite tell the […]

Britain should deal with tax havens the way De Gaulle took on Monaco | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian

real transparency would make everyone’s tax return a public document. The social shock would be seismic. At first people would feel as naked as if their clothes were stripped off in front of neighbours and work colleagues. Why else was Cameron so shy about revealing the scale of his wealth? He had done nothing unusual […]

Panama Papers Leak Signals a Shift in Mainstream Journalism –

the leak signaled something else that was a big deal but went unheralded: The official WikiLeaks-ization of mainstream journalism; the next step in the tentative merger between the Fourth Estate, with its relatively restrained conventional journalists, and the Fifth Estate, with the push-the-limits ethos of its blogger, hacker and journo-activist cohort, in the era of gargantuan […]