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Apple’s tax affairs open the door for global corporate tax reform

By blaming governments for their tax affairs corporations like Apple are inviting the responses they least desire: increased taxes and global tax regulation Global corporate tax avoidance is estimated to cost governments around the world US$240 billion in foregone revenues each year. Put this figure in the context of the uncertain economic environment across Europe since the 2008 financial crisis, … Continue reading

1 December 2016 by
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Mandatory transparency, discretionary disclosure

Genevieve LeBaron

New transparency regulations in some places theoretically require companies to report on forced labour in their supply chains, but a new review finds that’s not what’s happening The challenge of governing labour standards globally has never been greater. Incidents such as Apple’s detection of ‘bonded servitude’ at its major subsidiary factories in China; the discovery of slave labour in the Thai prawn industry, … Continue reading

23 November 2016 by
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Rethinking Recovery: Recovery for whom?

Genevieve LeBaron

Corporate profits are soaring, but so is labour exploitation. Who is the ‘recovery’ really benefiting? Has the labour market ‘recovered’ since the 2008-09 financial crisis? The answer to this question depends on whom you ask. The labour market is a central part of the UK’s ‘economic recovery’ narrative advanced by political and economic elites. In his address on June 27th … Continue reading

4 July 2016 by
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