From the United Nations General Assembly, the fifth report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order. The summary goes like this: “The report focuses on impacts of taxation on human rights and explores the challenges posed to the international order by widespread tax avoidance, tax evasion, tax fraud […] The post UN report recommends: go after tax havens, and protect whistleblowers appeared first on Tax Justice Network... UN report recommends: go after tax havens, and protect whistleblowers
Study: 73% of Fortune 500 Companies Used Tax Havens in 2015
Apple is named the biggest corporate tax avoider in the US
U.S. judge says racecar driver, others owe $1.27 billion in payday case | Reuters
Document row delays HMRC probe challenge by former KPMG partners
What the government does for people like Donald Trump that it won’t do for the poor Washington Post
Owners at “Leaning Tower of San Francisco” Knock Condo Values to Zero Wolf Richter. Schadenfreude alert!
Lobbyists seem to have watered down a New Zealand bill on better disclosure of the origins of secret cash, writes Neil Chenoweth The back story to New Zealand PM John Key's Panama Papers
Computer science gives you far more leverage to change the world than any other study in our age .... Yes NO. Maybe
There would be few legal impediments to the federal government establishing an industry-wide remediation scheme to claw back money from unscrupulous private colleges, according to advice prepared by a senior silk. Consumers
London mayor launches unprecedented inquiry into foreign property ownership
Professional women, are you properly curating your online first impression?
"Supreme Court Begins Term With Crime and Punishment": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View
Where Local Governments Are Paying the Bills With Police Fines Truthout
Farewell, WB21, we hardly knew ya FTAlphaville. Richard Smith: “Amazing who’s fallen for it: WSJ, Business Insider, Forbes…the word Fintech seems to instantly fry journos’ brains.”
Professorbainbridge.com: My friend and UCLAW colleague Sung Hui Kim has written extensively about why we should think of insider trading as a form of corruption, in articles such as The Last Temptation of Congress: Legislator Insider Trading and the Fiduciary Norm Against Corruption http://ssrn.com/abstract=2029322, and nsider Trading as Private Corruption http://ssrn.com/abstract=2326582.
I was reminded of her work by a new analysis of how political insiders used their informational advantages to profit during the financial crisis:
Our paper examines the relation between political connections and informed trading by corporate insiders within the context of the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis..The executive summary continues here
Writing coach Roy Peter Clark reflects on 4 decades at Poynter
New York Times reporters won’t face jail for airing Trump’s taxes