Hello, and welcome to the latest Tax Justice Network podcast, the Taxcast, which you can also find on most podcast apps.
With Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, even the most hardcore ‘let the planet burn’ believers can no longer deny that fossil fuel dependency is a national and an international security issue. We know the resource curse goes hand in hand with corruption - so is this a time like no other for the world to finally see that the key to it all is tackling financial secrecy?
“You cannot have unquestioning acceptance of the wealthy AND democracy. You can’t treat everyone the same before the law AND give rich people anything they want, because rich people want to have immunity from the law. Do you want democracy, or do you want to be a Butler?”