The September Taxcast

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In the September 2018 Tax Justice Network monthly podcast/radio show, the Taxcast:

  • we talk to journalist Oliver Bullough about his new book, just out ‘Moneyland: why thieves and crooks now rule the world, and how to take it back’ We discuss the transnational elite that has broken free of democratic control and corruption contagion.
  • Also, 10 years after the financial crash, the risks are as high as before, if not more severe — how do we tackle the next crisis?
  • Plus, the fifth aide of US President Trump has now been convicted of, or admitted criminal charges: what does Paul Manafort’s case tell us about the spread of plutocracy and oligarchy?

Politics is increasingly dominated by this very tight elite class and it is all about Moneyland…dark money is the enemy of democracy, there is a battle between money and democracy and right now money is winning. And it’s a very worrying thought that we aren’t more aware of this as a society and we really need to think about it because a trillion dollars a year is a lot of money and that’s being stolen every year, which means all of that money is stacked up against us. And the longer we don’t act, the more money there will be essentially fighting back and they have been fighting back very successfully.”

Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland: why thieves and crooks now rule the world, and how to take it back

Featuring: journalist and author Oliver Bullough and John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network. Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler.