“Make Poverty History : pay your taxes”

February 9, 2009

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/feb/09/tax-havens-poor-biggest-hit

“Domestic tax is a more sustainable way of funding development than aid, and is at the heart of the relationship between a government and voters. Aid tends to undermine that relationship, encouraging governments to manage outwards to their donors, not down to their citizens. It may be a distant prospect for many poor countries, but it is a necessary precondition for a healthy democracy. Unless the global community cleans up its own act, its support for the millennium development goals will be so much failed window dressing. Make poverty history: pay your taxes.” [Guardian]

AF

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