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PODCAST: Colonialism, inequality and the IMF

In this month’s podcast Naomi Fowler takes a look at Russia, Ukraine, Londongrad and the offshore threat to global security. Also, modern day colonialism? Niger battles France over fairer revenues for its uranium.

It’s official - inequality IS bad for economic growth as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) becomes an unlikely advocate for tax justice. And the European Parliament moves against anonymous ownership of companies by voting for public registers of beneficial owners.

Featuring: Tax Justice Network’s John Christensen, journalists and authors Oliver Bullough, Ben Judah, Nick Shaxson, US President Barack Obama and an unknown Ukrainian protester. Produced by @Naomi_Fowler for the Tax Justice Network.

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  1. #1 Frank 28 Mar 14

    According to Oxfam the world's elite have rigged laws in their own favor, undermining democracy and creating a chasm of inequality across the globe. Inequality has run so out of control, that the 85 richest people on the planet are worth nearly as much as the poorest 50 percent of the world's population.The richest undermine democratic processes and drive policies that promote their interests at the expense of everyone else.

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