In 2013, Dr Liam Fox – he insists on the “Doctor” – published a book on the challenges of globalisation, which read as if he had dictated into his phone between meetings. Rising Tides was a meandering work. It took a long time to say little and did as abysmally as you would expect. Nielsen […]

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Both quit the group on Friday after they say Panama refused to guarantee the committee’s report would be made public. “I thought the government was more committed, but obviously they’re not,” Stiglitz said. “It’s amazing how they tried to undermine us.” The Panamanian government defended the committee’s “autonomous” management in a statement issued later on […]

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The committee set up to investigate lack of transparency in Panama’s financial system itself lacks transparency, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told Reuters on Friday after resigning from the “Panama Papers” commission. The leak in April of more than 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, dubbed the “Panama Papers,” detailed financial […]

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Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, on Friday (5 August) resigned from the seven-member Panama Papers investigation committee that was set up to investigate lack of transparency in Panama’s financial system. He said that the committee itself lacked transparency. Stiglitz was joined by Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth. They alleged that the government of Panama […]

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The committee set up to investigate the lack of transparency in Panama’s financial system itself lacks transparency, Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has said after resigning from the Panama Papers commission. The leak in April of more than 11.5m documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca detailed financial information from offshore accounts and potential […]

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BUENOS AIRES The committee set up to investigate lack of transparency in Panama’s financial system itself lacks transparency, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told Reuters on Friday after resigning from the “Panama Papers” commission. The leak in April of more than 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, dubbed the “Panama Papers,” […]

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A democracy can easily degenerate into an autocracy if the proper checks and balances are not kept in place at all times. All truly democratic countries have legal processes in place that ensure there is proper segregation of duties between different institutions, including the judiciary, the legislator, regulatory bodies and the administrative arm of government. […]

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The committee set up to investigate lack of transparency in Panama’s financial system itself lacks transparency, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told Reuters on Friday after resigning from the “Panama Papers” commission. The leak in April of more than 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, dubbed the “Panama Papers”, detailed financial […]

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Shell companies created by the law firm behind the “Panama Papers” played a central role in alleged Italian bribes paid to Algerian officials for energy contracts, an investigative journalism group said Monday. In new revelations from the leak of millions of internal records on offshore shell companies, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reported that the […]

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PML-N submits reference with NA speaker seeking disqualification of Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen for concealing their assets and off-shore companies PM Nawaz meets chiefs of allied parties, gets assurance of support in wake of opposition parties’ protests Imran Khan says doesn’t care about govt’s ‘blackmailing’, will continue to demand PM’s accountability     As […]

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BUENOS AIRES The committee set up to investigate lack of transparency in Panama’s financial system itself lacks transparency, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told Reuters on Friday after resigning from the “Panama Papers” commission. The leak in April of more than 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, dubbed the “Panama Papers”, […]

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This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The internet has rewired civil society, propelling collective action into a radically new dimension. Democracy is now not only exercised at the ballot box, but lived and experienced online on a day-to-day basis. While this may have positive implications for political participation, it’s […]

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A democracy can easily degenerate into an autocracy if the proper checks and balances are not kept in place at all times. All truly democratic countries have legal processes in place that ensure there is proper segregation of duties between different institutions, including the judiciary, the legislator, regulatory bodies and the administrative arm of government. […]

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A report released Monday by the the Fair Share Education Fund has highlighted how shell companies help to launder vast amounts of money for organized criminal groups involved in drug trafficking.  RELATED: Panama Papers: Offshore Firm Helped Billionaires Plunder Africa The report investigated ten case studies from around the world that demonstrate the use of shell companies hiding […]

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