This video is one of a series I am making on the role of tax justice in 2021. It reflects the fact that I think that tax justice needs to rethink what it is about now since it has achieved many of the goals I and others set out for it when it began in 2003.
One of those things tax justice needs to do now is to appreciate that tax is part of the overall government funding cycle. Too much tax justice campaigning assumes that there is a simple relationship between tax and government spending when that is not true. A much more nuanced understanding of the bigger picture tax plays and the opportunities that this provides is required if tax justice is to really fulfil its potential. This video explains why.
The first video in the series is here.