Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, January 11th, 2017 - 44 comments
I/S at No Right turn writes on Revenue Minister Collins’ denial of obvious tax avoidance.
Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, December 15th, 2016 - 53 comments
In March the Nats were still rejecting the idea of a crackdown on multinational companies’ tax avoidance. But there has been – in large part due to the work of Matt Nippert in The Herald – a partial back-down. Another Labour policy adopted!
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, November 30th, 2016 - 10 comments
A short video produced by US unions “to support a fairer tax system”.
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 pm, July 4th, 2016 - 110 comments
So this post is about a suite of frameworks not to adopt if the goal is to avoid 2 degrees of global warming.
Written By: - Date published: 12:53 pm, May 28th, 2016 - 167 comments
Written By: - Date published: 11:08 am, May 23rd, 2016 - 31 comments
Grant Robertson has just delivered his pre-budget speech. One takeaway message: “Labour’s finance spokesman Grant Robertson says Labour will set out a tax package before the 2017 election to set out how it will raise revenue to address issues in education, health and housing”.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 17th, 2016 - 90 comments
English is right, Key is lying and he knows it. But Key would rather we were talking about the mirage of tax cuts (again) than current events like the protection of corrupt tax havens or our homeless living in cars.
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, May 11th, 2016 - 122 comments
Key was disgraceful in parliament yesterday, doing his buffoon act to try and trivialise the tax haven issue, and lashing out with the smears.
Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, May 9th, 2016 - 14 comments
By enabling tax evasion for the rich in other (notably South American) countries NZ is exporting poverty. It’s all perfectly legal. And that’s exactly the problem.
Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, May 7th, 2016 - 162 comments
Over night the Panama Papers leaker “John Doe” released a “manifesto”.
In it he/she mentioned just one national leader by name, singling out our very own John Key, for his “curious silence”…
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, May 4th, 2016 - 16 comments
On the nobbled IRD tax haven review Key has been sorting out his lines. Then he had to feed McClay his. The concept of just telling the truth probably never occured to either of them.
Written By: - Date published: 7:38 am, April 16th, 2016 - 78 comments
Post everyone’s tax details publicly. Everyone.
Written By: - Date published: 4:40 pm, April 12th, 2016 - 66 comments
Well well well.
Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, April 12th, 2016 - 46 comments
Not our PM, the UK’s David Cameron. Our PM is under pressure to do the same, but refuses. He claims that all his taxes are “beyond reporach”. But he has form (TranzRail shares) on lying about his financial affairs.
Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, April 11th, 2016 - 20 comments
While Key is fighting to make sure our country remains a haven for his rich mates, he’s about to hit you and I with yet another tax. I don’t have a problem with taxes, but I do take issue with the hypocrisy.
Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, March 17th, 2016 - 27 comments
Written By: - Date published: 11:34 am, April 12th, 2015 - 20 comments
UK Labour have promised “all-out war on tax avoidance and evasion”. NZ Labour should follow suit.
Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, December 10th, 2014 - 33 comments
Rob Salmond notes the OECD report saying the West – and New Zealand more than any – have had their growth held back by income inequality. Do we have a government willing to do anything about it?
Written By: - Date published: 1:58 pm, June 26th, 2014 - 14 comments
With the ritual whining from the right about our tax rates in New Zealand now that Labour given aspects of their alternative budget, it pays to consider what the real tax rates for the wealthy here are. Because of our lack of a capital gains tax, we are in the strange position where we would tax a wealthy investor like Warren Buffet a lot less than he is in the USA. Thats outrageous.
Written By: - Date published: 2:44 pm, March 4th, 2014 - 7 comments
No Right Turn succinctly points out the impact of the International Monetary Fund changing its mind on the adverse effects of inequality in the economic sphere. A case of an accumulation of facts overriding dumb ideology.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, February 25th, 2014 - 12 comments
In my previous post on how a UBI would address inequality, it turns out I figured out something that is already known as a measure of inequality called the Gini coefficient and the Lorenz curve. A lower Gini coefficient is better and represents a more equal society. It is a recognised way of measuring and comparing inequality between countries, changes in equality overtime and for the effects of taxation proposals. Looking at it for NZ shows the effects of the last 30 years of neoliberal “reform”.