How can tax justice enable healthy economies?

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In this month’s podcast from the Tax Justice Network: from the ashes of this coronavirus crisis how can we build a better economic and socially just system that works for all of us? The pandemic also exposes the pile-up of unaddressed crises which we must also fix. We discuss tax justice (which was always key), what the bailout conditions should be for companies now seeking government assistance, and Universal Basic Services.

Healthy Economies:

From the ashes of the coronavirus crisis how can we build a better economic and socially just system that works for all of us? The pandemic also exposes the pile-up of unaddressed crises which we must also fix.

We discuss:

  • tax justice (which was always key)
  • bailout conditions for companies now seeking government assistance
  • Universal Basic Services

Interviews:

I think it’s quite likely that we’ll see a much longer period of full depression, closer to what happened in the banking collapses in 1873. Far too many commentators have failed to grasp that we’re not facing one crisis in 2020 but we’re facing multiple crises, some of which have been building up for decades. If ever there was a moment to launch a truly radical departure from the neoliberal world order, this is that moment.”

~ John Christensent, Tax Justice Network

It’s about reclaiming the collective ideal and the idea that if we all get together and pool our resources and share risks, we will do a lot better. And it’s about putting people in control of how services are designed, to help each other, to look after each other.”

~ Anna Coote of the New Economics Foundation on Universal Basic Services

The original website post of the podcast is here.

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