Research suggests punishing tax cheats can re-establish a sense of justice among the general public, so authorities should use their resources to ensure culpable offenders are held accountable.
It’s become hard to tell where avoidance stops and evasion starts. Tax havens enable both.
Highly compensated ‘enablers’ such as financial experts, lawyers, accountants, notaries, estate agents and company service providers are assisting oligarchs, dictators and criminals around the world.
Juicy stories of political leaders stashing loot overseas make good headlines. But the real story is the need for systemic solutions, especially on property rights and transparency.
A taxation expert explains why South Dakota has become a favorite state for the ultra-rich when it comes to squirreling away their wealth.
The latest instalment of leaks about the super-rich using offshore tax havens to hide their wealth has been published.
The life, death and work of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia may finally be bearing fruit.
Not all people in banks are unethical, but banking attracts unethical people.
Media Files: investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer, who led the Panama Papers tax exposé.
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Today we meet Bastian Obermayer, the Pulitizer prize-winning journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into global tax evasion.
The High Court of Australia has given the Australia Taxation Office a green light to use leaked information about Glencore and offshore tax havens.
Instead of taking pride in how quickly they cover the same stories as everyone else, these organizations make public service journalism their top priority.
Corruption can never be eliminated. Whether we like it or not, it has always been part of human nature and will continue to infect society.
Increased use of renewable energies could help curb climate change, but the water required for their production has dispossessed rural Guatemalans.
Today’s news can often involve mind-bogglingly large numbers. A math professor shares some tricks for understanding it all.
Established media organisations are collaborating across borders and with new media to break big stories such as global tax avoidance by the rich and powerful.
The ideas are already out there to tackle some of the tax avoidance highlighted by the Paradise Papers.
Economic trouble and political violence are much more pressing concerns for Pakistanis than the political fate of their prime minister.
Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
Despite its negative aspects, investigative journalists globally are using social media to collaborate and uncover important stories.
Social media does not eradicate the line between personal or private. Instead, it shifts the line in ways that require thought rather than unreflexive condemnation or celebration.