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“Striving for fairness in economic development is crucial in order for
societies to be stable and citizens not to feel disenchanted.”
But you can also keep ignoring “all this stuff” and continue digging your hole on autopilot.
After all: Ignorance is bliss… isn’t it? (if you take this for real – please give away all your belongings! they have occupied and blocked your mind! THANKS!)
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Please note here: it is true – it is not ENOUGH to just give someone money – that is too easy.
You actually have to sit down with the people and think about their “possibilities”.
With “possibilities” most people would associate immediately “what are the chances of a homeless-bum to become a real estate broker? A Doctor? Or a Laywer?”
No i do not mean those “possibilities” – with “possibilities” i mean the “possible ways” of survival for a human being on this planet.
That everyone gets a fair share of this’ planet resources (air, water, soil, energy)  – so everyone can live in dignity embedded in a loving-caring-culture community – instead of going to (social)war with each other.
Anastasia EcoVillage Land Reform: one hectar of land for free for every family! Is that “too hard” to do?
Alternative: Social unrest and yes: wars.
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who wanted to be “great” again?

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc., speaks while announcing he will seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Billionaire television personality and business executive Donald Trump formally began his Republican presidential campaign today in Manhattan, saying that the United States has become "a dumping ground for other people's problems." Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Donald Trump
Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc., speaks while announcing he will seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Billionaire television personality and business executive Donald Trump formally began his Republican presidential campaign today in Manhattan, saying that the United States has become “a dumping ground for other people’s problems.” Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Donald Trump

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It is great to be a banker – Mr Kurt Baron von Schröder – who financed the rise of Hitler and the Nazis – got 3 months prison. That’s it.

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3 months – for a banker – that indirectly caused the death of 60 million people.

ARE YOU F**** KIDDING ME?

LOOK THEM IN THE EYE OR SHOOT THEM YOURSELF! THEN TELL ME AGAIN, HOW “GREAT” THAT WAS?

You can download the book here: Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler.pdf – Voltairenet

Wall Street Paves the Way for Hitler The Dawes Plan, adopted in August 1924, fitted perfectly into the plans of the German General Staffs military economists. voltairenet.org/IMG/pdf/Sutton_Wall_Street_and_Hitler-5.pdf

NOT SO BRIGHT. NOT SO GREAT. CAN’T YOU BE PROUD TO NOT TO BE PROUD? 😀

aproximately 21-36 Trillion USD are avoiding tax off-shore. And 21T is the “conservative estimate”.

If a government – gave away the right to create 90% of the money in circulation – it’s last power is: taxes.

If lobbyists manage to lobby and exploit tax-laws – in order to avoid tax for the super-rich (no one else can afford lobbyists) – then – the tax-system becomes a massive unemployment and injustice scheme – “this shit gotta go” jacque-fresco-this-shit-gotta-go.

Simple solution: WHO EVER EARNS MONEY – PAYS 10% TAX – IN THE COUNTRY WHERE THE CUSTOMER PAID THE BILL TO THE GOVERNMENT IN THE COUNTRY OF THE CUSTOMER.

This can be easily done: ALL BRUTTO INCOME GOES INTO A BANKACCOUNT “TAX” WHERE COMPUTERS AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFER 10% TO THE GOVERNMENT.

ALL OTHER TAXES WILL BE ABOLISHED.

THIS NEEDS TO GO (ALONG WITH WHO IS ALLOWED TO CREATE MONEY AND HOW IS MONEY BROUGHT INTO CIRCULATION) INTO THE CONSTITUION OF A COUNTRY!

FINISHED.

BRING DEMOCRACY TO THE FINANCIAL SECTOR!

OR YOU HARVEST DICTATORSHIP AND BLACKMAILING!

 

YES: EVEN GOVERNMENTS CAN FINANCIALLY FAIL / BECOME BANKCRUPT

BUT THERE IS NO LAW YET, THAT HANDLES SUCH CASES? (PRIVATIZATION OF THE COUNTRY IS NOT THE SOLUTION)

“If you not… we tear down the financial system.” (Too big to jail/fail)

You can download an excerpt of the Panama Paper’s Data here.

Wealth Inequality in Germany: “the lower 50% have accumulated 0% wealth”

“die unteren 50% besitzen zusammen genommen 0%”

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NettoVermögen Deutschland nach DIW Berlin 2009 – die untere Hälfte der Bevölkerung ist quasi Vermögensfrei – besitzt also kein Vermögen

Quelle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfZyNuEMUTA

“The top 10% have 60% of the wealth of Germany” – will this mean they will start “some random war” in 2020, to keep it that way?

Globally: “The top 0.14% own 81% of the global wealth”

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50% of the wealth is “off-shore” which means it pays no tax – it avoids tax.

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Source: http://www.taxjustice.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Henry-2016-missing-trillions.pptx

http://www.taxjustice.net/2016/05/09/17103/

source: http://www.taxjustice.net

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New analysis of the Cayman offshore financial center – Anglo-America, Japan, and hedge funds play key roles. Paper:

The Facebook Example:

“Facebook UK’s accounts show specific issues, but point also to the real problem:

that major multinational companies appear to be able to pick and choose, unlike the rest of us, where and how much tax they will pay.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her government will fight back against tax avoidance – if she is serious, she will immediately implement the tax transparency measure that was passed in the new Finance Bill so that the public can see which companies are meeting their UK responsibilities.”

Source: http://www.taxjustice.net/2016/10/09/facebook-uk-tax-tjn-statement/

“We are an independent international network launched in 2003. We conduct high-level research, analysis and advocacy on international tax; on the international aspects of financial regulation; on the role of tax in society; and on the impacts of tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax ‘competition’ and tax havens. We seek to create understanding and debate, and to promote reform, especially in poorer countries. We are not aligned to any political party.

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stiglitzFrom Joseph Stiglitz, writing in Vanity Fair:

“It will not be long before those nations that opt to continue with old-style secrecy will be labeled pariah states and be cut off from the global financial system.”

New and abusive games will continue to emerge to fill the vacuum left by old-style secrecy — including new forms of opacity — but he’s certainly onto something.

From The Guardian:

“More than $12tn has been siphoned out of Russia, China and other emerging economies into the secretive world of offshore finance, new research has revealed, as David Cameron prepares to host world leaders for an anti-corruption summit.
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The analysis, carried out by Columbia University professor James S Henry for the Tax Justice Network, shows that by the end of 2014, $1.3tn of assets from Russia were sitting offshore.

David Cay Johnston, writing in The Daily Beast in the U.S., adds:

“The $12.1 trillion estimate—which amounts to two-thirds of America’s annual GDP being taken out of the economies of much poorer nations—is for flight wealth built up since 1970. Add to that flight wealth from the world’s rich regions, much of it due to tax evasion and criminal activities like drug dealing, and the global figure for hidden offshore wealth totals as much as $36 trillion.”

“MEASSURING SIZE OF A BLACK HOLE”

See also Henry writing in Foreign Affairs on this topic.

Cay Johnston goes into detail, and is worth reading. For the raw data behind the numbers, you’ll need to contact Henry directly: he expects to publish some further details soon. We’ll carry updates in the Reports section of our website.

The initial document is here. More data will be uploaded in due course.

Also see this Guardian story: Tax havens have no economic justification, say top economists. This is a letter co-ordinated by Oxfam, which is reproduced in full here. The list of 300 signatories is here.

Source: http://www.taxjustice.net/2016/05/09/17103/

Screenshots from Henry’s Presentation:

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UN report recommends: go after tax havens, and protect whistleblowers

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