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Taxes, Banking, and Politics

Mehrsa BaradaranThe Treasury Department just issued new rules against a tax maneuver called an “inversion” — where a US company turns itself into a foreign one to get out of taxes.  That’s already scuttled one multi-billion dollar merger — but is it enough? Plus: a look at Mehrsa Baradaran’s new book, How the Other Half Banks

Intro:

  • Matt Gardner, executive director of the Institute on Taxation and
  • Mehrsa Baradaran, professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, author of How the Other Half Banks: exclusion, exploitation, and the threat to democracy

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