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Trillion Dollar Tax Havens

December 4, 2013
James Henry: Canadian companies use Barbados as a tax haven to reduce their taxes from 24 percent to 2.5 percent, leaving Barbados with revenue shortage

Securities Transaction Tax

October 31, 2013
Robin Hood tax supporters National Nurses United, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and European Parliament VP tell Congress to support “no brainer” tax on Wall Street Supporters of a tax on Wall Street financial transactions gathered on Capitol Hall last Wednesday to put pressure on Congress for its adoption. The tax, included in the Inclusive Prosperity Act,…

The Cost of Saving the Planet

October 6, 2013
James Boyce: The US should focus on the human, not monetary cost of climate change

Drug Wars

September 11, 2013
Neil Franklin: Despite opposition from police and prison guard unions, Attorney General Eric Holder won’t go after Colorado and Washington for legalizing marijuana for recreational use

IMF Admits ‘Notable Failures’ During Greek Bailout

June 11, 2013

John Weeks: IMF admits failure during bailout of Europe; now it should face up to its role in Africa

Human Trafficking

April 29, 2013
In three years a total of 452679 victims of child trafficking cases were reported but number of prosecutions was only 25006 – 6% of the cases being reported

Banks’ $8.5 Billion Mortgage Settlement a Mild Slap on the Wrist

January 8, 2013

James Heintz: Settlement is a drop in the bucket compared to $6.9 trillion of lost household wealth