The US government has spent an estimated $1 trillion on their ‘war on drugs’ – but over 50 years later, the cross-border flows of illegal drugs, arms and money have increased. In the second part of a two part series (part 1 available here) Naomi Fowler of the Tax Justice Network looks at the failed ‘war on drugs,’ the movement to decriminalize, regulate and tax, opportunities and challenges for lower income nations, and the role of tax justice.
This episode’s guests include:
- Associate Professor of International and Organised Crime at Bristol Law School, Dr Mary Young;
- Zara Snapp, co-founder of Instituto RIA;
- Sergio Chaparro Hernandez of the Tax Justice Network;
- Martin Drewry of Health Poverty Action;
- Max Gallien of the International Centre for Tax and Development and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex;
- Eric Gutierrez, of the International Centre of Human Rights and Drug Policy;
- Taxcast host Naomi Fowler, co-produced with Jo Barratt of the Tax Justice Network.
A transcript of the show is available here. Please note that some of it is automated.