Published: 16 March 2015
Guests: Nicholas Shaxson
Nick Shaxson is a British writer, journalist and investigator. He is author of the acclaimed 2007 book Poisoned Wells: the Dirty Politics of African Oil, and Treasure Islands in 2010.
He is a journalist and part-time writer and researcher for the Tax Justice Network, an expert-led group focused on tax and tax havens.
In 2012 the International Tax Review named him as one of its “Global Tax 50″ most influential people in international tax.
We discuss with Nick what are the implications behind corporate tax avoidance and how we can mitigate it.
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