Today we’re talking Panama Papers. The millions of leaked Mossak Fonseca documents reveal shady offshore financial records from millionaires, heads of state, and celebrities all around the world. Guests include Paul Fontaine, James S. Henry, and Chuck Collins.
Paul Fontaine is the news editor of the Reykjavik Grapevine. He hopes to be able to help craft journalistic guidelines to increase freedom of information, personal privacy, and greater transparency in political systems. He believes non-hierarchical direct democracy is achievable, especially in Iceland, and is taking part in the work of achieving that aim.
James S. Henry is an investigative economist and senior fellow at the Columbia University Center for Sustainable International Investment, and senior adviser with the Tax Justice Network. On Twitter at@submergingmkt.
Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies with their Inequality.org project. His is the author and contributor of books such as 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do about It among others.