Class struggle will shape how this crisis plays out, and the world that’s created in its wake.
Mike Beggs is an editor at Jacobin and a lecturer in political economy at the University of Sydney.
For decades, multinational companies have used fraudulent accounting techniques to evade corporate taxes with impunity. Thanks to populist pressure and national rivalries, international talks are now underway to explore reforms. The risk now is that reform ideas will be watered down, and poor countries excluded from the benefits.
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