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Chatter #169 – Steve Grumbine on MMT, Tax, and a Federal Jobs Guarantee

Steven D. Grumbine was a conservative Republican who revered Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush. He was raised with the social belief that no one was deserving of a handout, that everyone must pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Steve’s mother and father had both finished their careers at…

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Chatter #168 – Malcolm James On The Glorification Of Plunder And How We Misunderstand Tax

Malcolm James is the Head of Department of the Accounting, Economics and Finance Department at Cardiff Metropolitan University and has lectured widely on the subject of taxation on both professional and undergraduate courses. He has also lectured for the Chartered Institute of Taxation and written a number of articles for their journal Tax…

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Chatter #81 – Nicholas Shaxson on The Finance Curse

Nicholas Shaxson, author of The Finance Curse was my guest on today’s show. The Finance Curse lays out the case that an over-sized financial sector can be as much of a drain on a country’s economy as a resource like oil or copper, where one industry sucks money, talent, and investment out of…

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UK vs EU Tax Evasion Investigation

Two weeks ago, the EU revealed that they were set to launch an investigation into a British government scheme that could help multinational firms pay less tax. The EU believes that the special exemption for multinationals in Britain do not comply with EU competition rules as they allow them to pay less tax than…

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Was EU Tax Evasion Regulation The Reason For The Brexit Referendum?

The EU has an unbelievably wide-ranging scope of powers, from agricultural to fiscal policy and everything in between. This is one of the main reasons that the Leave campaign was so successful, they wanted to ‘take back control’ from Brussels and Luxembourg to recapture and restore Parliamentary sovereignty to Westminster – it is…

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Blockchain Explained

Digital cryptocurrencies have become increasingly popular in recent years but, yet, haven’t replaced its more traditional counterparts in the world of finance. It is the technology underpinning these currencies that looks set to revolutionise the way we make transactions. Bitcoin was first conceptualised by an unknown person(s) under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Nakamoto…

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