7 Mar 2011

Tax Havens part 3: Trusts, Evasion and Grolsch

Here is the third part of John Christensen's talk in Stroud which I've put together with a friend.

See 'Tax Havens part 1: Alternative to the Cuts' at:
See 'Tax Havens part 2: Britain is the Biggest Player: How Bananas Help Us Understand Tax Havens' at:

See report of talk here.  Part 4 looks a bit at the history and the solutions and should be ready later today.

1 comment:

Andy said...

So Merv King admits that the recession was entirely the
banks' fault and austierty cuts are totally unfair - adding he
was 'surprised' at how little anger there was about it. Here's the Telegraph....

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, has expressed "surprise" that the public is not more angry with the bankers who caused the recession.

In some of his strongest language yet, Mervyn King today claimed the fall in households' living standards was the fault of the financial services sector and he expressed sympathy that innocent families paying the price.

"The people whose jobs were destroyed were in no way responsible for the excesses of the financial sector and the crisis that followed," he told MPs (MPSLTD.BO - news) on the Treasury Select Committee.

In most aspects, he said, the economy had been on a sound footing before the crisis. Previous downturns were often caused by inefficiencies or weak management and were useful opportunities to improve systems. "None of that applied in this crisis," he said. "We had quite a successfully operating economy."

The people who are now suffering "did not get bonuses of the scale people in the financial sector got". The financial crisis may have occurred two years ago but, as austerity measures kick in, "the cost is now being felt", he said.

It remains "a big political problem", he added: "I'm surprised the real anger hasn't been greater than it has."