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Richard Murphy

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Richard Murphy (63) is a chartered accountant and a political economist. He is Professor of Accounting at Sheffield University Management School, director of Tax Research
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The Counterbalance: How finance drives monopoly

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

As has been my habit since it began publishing, I republish here the least edition of The Counterbalance, which is published by The Balanced Economy
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The Tax Justice Network's State of Tax Justice report for 2021 claims that tax haven abuse by wealthy people costs $171 billion a year. The actual figure is more likely to be $4 billion a year.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

The Tax Justice Network has published its 2021 State of Tax Justice Report. Regular readers of this blog will know that I was underwhelmed by
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The Bank of England really should not send out the wrong signals to markets - it's incompetent, at best

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

From the Bank of England this lunchtime. After all the huff and puff about increasing rates they did not – leaving markets dashed in their
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The UK government approach to sustainability reporting announced today is pure greenwash

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

The UK government issued a cross-department report on what they call a Roadmap to Sustainable Investing today. As they said: The report, entitled Greening Finance: A
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The threat from crypto

Friday, October 1st, 2021

I am sharing this blog from the IMF, simply because I think it really important: Crypto Boom Poses New Challenges to Financial Stability By Dimitris Drakopoulos, Fabio
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The accounting profession is failing us all on climate change

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

The FT has this to say this morning: The research is by Carbon Tracker and I cannot, as yet, find it on their site, but
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NGOs have to promote credible economic policies if they are to be taken seriously

Monday, August 16th, 2021

I admit to having missed a report in the Guardian last week that said: Every adult in the world could get a Covid-19 vaccine if
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Do the accounts of major companies add up when it comes to tax?

Monday, July 19th, 2021

The Corporate Accountability Network has published a new report on the tax accounting of Tesco plc this morning. It’s important to note that Tesco was
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