Wayne Swan

Wayne Swan

Wayne Swan is the Former Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT).

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Tax is also an essential safety valve which allows democratic governments to curb the power of unelected corporate leviathans – some of which now boast a net worth higher than the GDP of some G20 economies. (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Ten Years After the Crash, Tax Competition Threatens the Global Economy and Democracy
Ten years ago, the global financial system was rocked by the largest crisis since the Great Depression. On September 15, 2008, the US investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy after its highly leveraged housing loan portfolio finally collapsed under the weight of widespread mortgage...
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