With every day that passes we see more and more resources and power concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer people.
Inequality is causing all of us a great deal of unease. In many of our societies, it is triggering a great deal of polarization, a questioning of fundamentals - whether it is the social compact, whether it is the role of government, whether it is the role of capital. Inequality is a universal issue.
These glaring gaps are not only unfair, they are also dangerous.
around the globe
can, and must be,
This will require unprecedented political will and courage from world leaders. The wealth in tax havens is equivalent to more than ten percent of the global Gross Domestic Product and it’s increased considerably since the 1970s.
The OECD estimates that tax evasion robs world governments of US$100-240 billion in taxes.