Offshore Leaks

Friday, June 21, 2013

Transcript

While the US is focusing on leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, international journalists have been reporting stories from a massive trove of documents called the "Offshore Leaks" that reveals the mysterious world of offshore tax havens. Brooke talks to Gerard Ryle, the Director of the Center for Public Integrity's International Consortium for Investigative Journalism about coordinating the reporting on these leaks around the world.

Guests:

Gerard Ryle

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [3]

I agree with "listener"'s point, but with a correction to: "...if only journalists were as interested in ...how trillions of public funds were spent by the Obama administration..."

Only the (in this case, GOP) Legislative branch is authorized to spend money. Obama is the Executive branch. If I were a congressional majority leader, I would not have tried to use cash or debt to "solve" economic problems. Those trillions would have been spent on universal health CARE (not kooky/confusing obamacare "insurance"), raising the minimum wage, and making sure was enough left over in the pot to retrain Citibank and the other gonifs to learn a bit about the Capitalistic system they've been so incentivized to thumb their noses at as they gorge from the public trough (or alternatively provide them with SNAP food tickets). This is America -- to watch Bush, then Obama, use our treasury to prop up our broken system instead of allowing American Capitalism to come alive for a moment and remind us of its power -- tragic indeed.

Jun. 29 2013 10:01 AM
olpossum

Yes, "listener", I, too, am deeply saddened and horrified at the thought of a billionaire being punished thus - forced to pay more in taxes than a fast-food employee -- so barbarous!! When the government is finally starved out of existence and replaced by avaricious and secretive corporations owned by stockholders who only want more, then I'm sure you can be happy.

Jun. 23 2013 07:41 PM
listener

If only journalists were as interested in the "shenanigans" of how trillions of public funds were spent
by the Obama administration in the last five years as they are in the private finances of private concerns.

Perhaps if private investors were welcomed instead of punished when they bring money to the United States there would be little need for tax havens.

Jun. 22 2013 09:39 PM

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