Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745328614 Published February 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745328621 Published February 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Tax Justice: Putting Global Inequality on the Agenda

Edited by Matti Kohonen and Francine Mestrum

Tax Justice: Putting Global Inequality on the Agenda

Edited by Matti Kohonen and Francine Mestrum

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745328614 Published February 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745328621 Published February 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Tax justice is a massive issue worldwide. Never before has there been so much wealth, and yet even the world's richest countries seem to lack public finances to fund the most basic needs of their citizens. It is a great paradox of our time.

This book argues that global wealth inequalities need to be addressed in order to achieve lasting social, economic development in all countries.

There will simply never be enough finances to provide welfare for all if the rich continue to evade taxes, and large companies shift profits out of poor countries. The authors show how we can develop new forms of international solidarity to tackle this -- and keep wealth within countries that need it. They detail how money is wasted and lost, and how the global finance system ends up taking money away from the areas that need it most.

Contents

Acronyms
Introduction
Matti Kohonen and Francine Mestrum
Part I: Visualising the Problems
1: Why we have to fight global income inequality
Francine Mestrum
2: Rationale for World Public Finance: Mapping the tools for social change
Matti Kohonen
Part II: Missing Public Revenues
3: The global financial system and enduring poverty
Peter Wahl
4: Dealing with Debt
Katarina Sehm-Patomäki
5: Taxing Transnational Corporations
John Christensen
6: The fiscal impact of trade liberalisation
Aldo Caliari
7: Global taxes for public finances in the South
Jacques Cossart
8: Breaking The Vicious Circle: Grand Corruption In Kenya
Alvin Mosioma and Bob Awuor
Part III: Better Public Expenditures
9: The myth of development aid
Lou Keune
10: Public finance for global public goods
Dries Lesage
List of contributors
Index

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