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Piketty: Diagnosing inequality and prescribing a dose of anti-corruption

It’s the blockbuster policy book of the year: Thomas Piketty’s weighty Capital in the 21st Century, a 600 plus-page analysis of the scale and perils of rising inequality. As Piketty argues, wealth and return on capital are growing faster than the overall economy and income from labour. Making matters worse, labour income is becoming increasingly […]

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When it comes to tax, transparency is better.

Around the world, the income generated through taxes is crucial for a country to ensure that streets are built, hospitals and schools are run, and public services function properly. ActionAid UK today has launched a campaign looking at how and where these taxes are paid – tax justice. In the report Calling Time: Why SABMiller […]

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One million anti-corruption supporters wanted

Several members of the European Parliament have launched a cross-party petition urging the European Commission and Member States to propose legislation and mechanisms to fight corruption. High-level corruption in EU relations with third countries is a particular focus of the petition.

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