Global Tax Fairness

Paperback | February 11, 2016

EditorThomas Pogge, Krishen Mehta

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This book addresses sixteen different reform proposals that are urgently needed to correct the fault lines in the international tax system as it exists today, and which deprive both developing and developed countries of critical tax resources. It offers clear and concrete ideas on how thereforms can be achieved and why they are important for a more just and equitable global system to prevail. The key to reducing the tax gap and consequent human rights deficit in poor countries is global financial transparency. Such transparency is essential to curbing illicit financial flows thatdrain less developed countries of capital and tax revenues, and are an impediment to sustainable development. A major break-through for financial transparency is now within reach. The policy reforms outlined in this book not only advance tax justice but also protect human rights by curtailing illegal activity and making available more resources for development. While the reforms are realistic they require both political and an informed and engaged civil society that can putpressure on governments and policy makers to act.

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This book addresses sixteen different reform proposals that are urgently needed to correct the fault lines in the international tax system as it exists today, and which deprive both developing and developed countries of critical tax resources. It offers clear and concrete ideas on how thereforms can be achieved and why they are importa...

Thomas Pogge is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs and founding Director of the Global Justice Program at Yale. He holds part-time positions at King's College, London and the Universities of Oslo and Central Lancashire. Professor Pogge is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science as well as President of Academ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:February 11, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198725353

ISBN - 13:9780198725350

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Thomas Pogge and Krishen Mehta: Introduction: The Moral Significance of Tax-Motivated Illicit Financial Outflows1. Itai Grinberg: Building Institutions for a Globalized World: Automatic Information Exchange2. James S. Henry: Let's Tax Anonymous Wealth!3. Richard Murphy: Country-by Country Reporting4. Reuven Avi-Yonah: Hanging Together: A Multilateral Approach to Taxing Multinationals5. Edward Kleinbard: Stateless Income and its Remedies6. Lorraine Eden: The Arm's Length Standard: Making it Work in a 21st Century World of Multinationals and Nation States7. Lee Corrick: The Taxation of Multinational Enterprises8. Peter Wahl: More Than Just Another Tax: The Thrilling Battle Over the Financial Transaction Tax9. Sol Picciotto: Towards Unitary Taxation: Combined Reporting and Formulary Apportionment10. Harald Tollan: An International Convention on Financial Transparency11. Vito Tanzi: Lakes, Oceans, and Taxes: Why the World Needs a World Tax Authority12. Nicholas Shaxson and John Christensen: Tax Competitiveness: A Dangerous Obsession13. Johnny West: A Fair Deal in Extractives: The Company Profit-Related Contract14. Michael C. Durst: Self-Help and Altruism: Protecting Developing Countries' Tax Revenues15. Krishen Mehta and Erika Dayle Siu: Ten Ways Developing Countries can take Control of their own Tax Destinies