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Tax justice and trade: RBW authors book chapter (February 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Feb 25, 2009

By Aldo Caliari

A new book, "Tax Justice: Putting Global Inequality on the Agenda" features a chapter contributed by RBW Director, Aldo Caliari.  

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.

"Tax Justice: Putting Global Inequality on the Agenda", a new book edited by Matti Kohonen and Francine Mestrum, 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.

RBW is pleased to have contributed a chapter to this book "The fiscal impacts of Trade Liberalization."

A copy of this chapter is available by clicking here. (This contribution is being provided separately and free of charge with permission by the copyright owners. Its reproduction is permitted as long as it is appropriately quoted.)

Read the book's Table of Contents.

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Find a related paper on taxation and inequality, "Closing the Gap: Addressing Imbalances in Global Finance."