Some tools of the trade for sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government support programs like CERB and EI provide a safety net. During COVID-19, sex workers accessed various financial support — future policy needs to address the rights and security of sex workers.
Rosa Eugenia uses a capulana masks produced at a small sewing workshop in Maputo, Mozambique.
Study shows that agriculture, one of the most important sectors, did not decline in 2020 compared to its historical trend. Service sectors were hit hard in each of the five countries.
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Should the chancellor cut taxes to win votes ahead of the next election? It’s tempting but a lesson from history shows what happens when you go too far.
Global plastic supply chains have been altered by COVID-19.
The problem of increasing plastic waste has been exacerbated by the pandemic, requiring better regulation and monitoring to solve.
Why the super-rich are targeting the Mount Rushmore state.
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A taxation expert explains why South Dakota has become a favorite state for the ultra-rich when it comes to squirreling away their wealth.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez making a fashion statement.
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In 1950, the top 0.01% of earners paid almost 70% of their income in taxes. By 2018, the super-rich paid proportionately less than the average for all other Americans.
How to raise taxes and be Conservative at the same time.
Boris Johnson is raising national insurance for employees and employers to help pay for the NHS and social care.
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Some economists think it should be replaced.
Australian retirees can keep stashing away more superannuation, unused, for another year, even though the crisis prompting the concession has passed. The big winners? Rich retirees and their kids.
Soweto residents protest over lack of electricity.
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The practice of using electricity revenue surpluses to fund other municipal services is running out of road.
Not all tax havens come with fancy resorts and sun-drenched beaches.
The G-7 wants to set a minimum global tax rate, which would make it harder for countries to act as tax havens.
Workers sort coffee beans at a coffee estate in Ruiru, a suburb on the outskirts of Nairobi.
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Kenya needs to address spending inefficiencies to attain the goals outlined in the budget.
Should America’s billionaires be paying more tax?
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Wriggling out of paying taxes may be legal, but is it right? Aristotle, Immanuel Kant – and others – have their say.
For many taxpayers, it doesn’t end on Tax Day.
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Many of the tens of millions of taxpayers fined every year don’t seem to realize the IRS offers a few ways to reduce the penalties they owe.
A lifestyle of the wealthy.
Raising income taxes for the super-rich can help ease the burden on government budgets and reduce inequality in society.
Without making housing supply the priority, the government’s tax-based policies create more objectives than they can reasonably achieve.
Charcoal is an essential fuel for most parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
Attempts to formalise charcoal production have been largely unsuccessful.
Once paid, tax becomes the property of the government. Pretending otherwise undermines the basic principles of the social contract.
Pro-EU protester mocks the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘Australian Deal’ outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain.
For the UK to exit the EU on genuine Australian, no-deal or WTO terms, the British government would need to reject the WA/NIP. This now appears unlikely.
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We find low taxes on the rich bring economies little benefit. This suggests there is a strong economic case for raising taxes on the rich to help repair public finances following the pandemic.