Posts by Rowland Atkinson

Rowland Atkinson, Associate Fellow, SPERI and Research Chair in Inclusive Society, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield

Onshore havens: Home, morality and tax

Rowland Atkinson

The homes and spaces of wealthy elites are a crucial missing part of the recent tax avoidance debates Recent revelations about tax avoidance have highlighted an important aspect of daily economic life – the role of space or, more specifically, the non-spaces of jurisdictions deemed to be ‘off-shore’ that are a key element of the financial system.  As sociologists and … Continue reading

31 May 2016 by Rowland Atkinson
Categories: SPERI Comment, Tax Tags:

Tax avoidance: Not illegal, just harmful and deviant?

The furore over tax avoidance, both by our national and international elites, reveals new social fault lines while highlighting a crisis of legitimacy to calls for togetherness and common purpose The word plutocracy combines two elements to its meaning – that of wealth and power. To live in a plutocracy, many argue, is to see the warping of the political … Continue reading

21 April 2016 by Rowland Atkinson
Categories: Economics, Finance, SPERI Comment, Tax Tags: , , ,