In the January 2019 Taxcast: Naomi Fowler talks to investor and author Jonathan Tepper who’s co-written a book called ‘The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the death of capitalism’ and explore monopolies, the dangers to consumers and citizens, and the suppression of true innovation: are we in the last stage of capitalism? Plus the Tax Justice Network’s John Christensen discusses Congress woman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal for a 70% top marginal tax rate to be levied on incomes once they get to $10 million and above.And…we talk about Brexit, and how the European Union should handle the City of London’s finance sector.
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Revenue, to fund public services, infrastructure and administration.
Redistribution, to curb inequalities between individuals and between groups.
Repricing, to limit public “bads” such as tobacco consumption and carbon emissions.
Representation, to build healthier democratic processes, recognising that higher reliance of government. spending on tax revenues is strongly linked to higher quality of governance and political representation.
Reparation, to redress the historical legacies of empire and ecological damage.