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Alex Cobham on Tax Injustice

May 18, 2022

Alex Cobham says taxation is what holds the social contract between citizens and states together. (photo courtesy of Tax Justice Network)

Economies grow better when they are more equal, and taxation is a powerful tool to help reduce inequalities. But increasingly, the international tax system is doing the opposite of that by allowing corporations and the world's wealthiest people to avoid paying their fair share. The Tax Justice Network estimates the combined global revenue losses from cross-border tax abuse by people with undeclared offshore assets and of multinational companies amount to some $483 billion a year. Alex Cobham is Chief Executive of the Tax Justice Network, and in this podcast, he speaks with journalist Rhoda Metcalfe about his article Taxing for a New Social Contract in Finance and Development. Transcript

Alex Cobham is Chief Executive of the Tax Justice Network.