Tag Archives for Tax avoidance

Re-framing tax spillover

Interest in ‘tax spillover’ is growing but there is a need to reframe existing analysis. Our new framework would give a fuller reading of international and domestic tax vulnerabilities Tax continues to fascinate the media, politicians and international political economists.  In that approximate order there is also an increasing demand for data to support action on what many think to … Continue reading

14 March 2017 by
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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
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The finance curse as a new grand narrative?

Andrew Baker

As both populist discourse and conceptual apparatus, it is capable of constructing a novel, inclusive coalition in support of the technical reforms we need In a previous SPERI blog post, I lamented the complete absence of a co-ordinating discourse or grand political narrative about the financial crash of 2008.  Instead, we have seen isolated and disjointed technical changes in policy … Continue reading

13 November 2014 by
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