Tax Evasion

While the role of tax havens across the world in letting MNCs and wealthy individuals evade taxes and regulations is well documented, little is known about their hand in supporting economic activities that have serious ecological consequences. A new study, published in the journal Nature Ecology Evolution on Monday, for the first time tried to […]

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:08 PM – The environmental degradation caused by tax havens and the North American diet, using artificial glaciers to mitigate the effects of climate change, and the pros and cons of solar geoengineering. It’s What’s Up in Climate Change. TAX HAVENS LINKED TO DEFORESTATION AND ILLEGAL FISHING PRACTICES Tax havens have […]

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On Thursday, Arthur Lien – who uses the handle @courtartist – tweeted, “Melinda James was an impressive witness today.” Lien was spot-on. James, a mortgage assistant at Citizens Bank, had just given testimony in the bank and tax fraud trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager. While being questioned by Assistant U.S. Atty. […]

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Technology steps up to take on the global fake news challenge. There’s nothing fake about fake news. It’s a serious problem. Misinformation took center stage during the 2016 U.S. election, and ever since then false claims have continued to hit across the entire political spectrum – left, right and center. For instance, you may have […]

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Money channelled through secretive tax havens has been used to fuel deforestation in the Amazon and illegal fishing around the world, racking up a heavy environmental toll but leaving few ways for businesses to be held to account. Billions of pounds worth of finance has travelled through countries internationally recognised as tax havens, and has […]

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On Thursday, Arthur Lien – who uses the handle @courtartist – tweeted, “Melinda James was an impressive witness today.” Lien was spot-on. James, a mortgage assistant at Citizens Bank, had just given testimony in the bank and tax fraud trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager. While being questioned by Assistant U.S. Atty. […]

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Business was going well for Browder until one day in November, 2005, when Russia’s border guards denied him entry at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. He was told that his Russian visa had been annulled on national-security grounds. In 2006, Celeste Wallander, a program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (she later worked […]

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I have been silent for some weeks now and some of the people who have glanced at a couple of my previous articles about Malta – about its endangered or even ruined heritage, environment, politics, traffic, integrity and way of life – have asked me why so. I was almost about to quietly give up […]

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