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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 99–104.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Khadija Sharife World Policy Institute fellow Khadija Sharife investigates the tax avoidance strategies of one of the world’s biggest lottery corporations. While the company, GTech (now known as IGT), profits off the poor, it has shielded hundreds of millions in revenue from the tax man by...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (1): 88–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Khadija Sharife Khadija Sharife analyzed the public disclosures of nine pharmaceutical companies and found that collectively they have dodged paying about $140 billion in taxes by stashing $405 billion in income in offshore tax havens. Sharife also shows that the alleged cost of obtaining a patent...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (1): 105–111.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Sam Winter-Levy; Jacob Trefethen Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence will generate unprecedented opportunities, but they will also create hard-to-predict risks. Sam Winter-Levy and Jacob Trefethen argue that governments, universities, and private companies need to take notice now and begin to...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 111–117.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Megan Garcia Companies and governments need to pay attention to the unconscious and institutional biases that seep into their algorithms, argues cybersecurity expert Megan Garcia. Distorted data can skew results in web searches, home loan decisions, or photo recognition software. But the...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Stephanie A. Limoncelli Labor trafficking plagues international supply chains. A few countries require companies to disclose the measures they've taken to address the exploitation of workers, but when it comes to enforcing compliance, legislation often falls short. Sociologist Stephanie Limoncelli...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (3): 107–111.
Published: 01 September 2016
... wrongdoing and alert governments about the financial state of companies, like Banco Espírito Santo, that are crucial to a country’s economic stability. During a Bank of Portugal audit in 2014, the inevitable collapse of Banco Espírito Santo began. On paper, the company maintained a respectable debt-to...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (2): 77–81.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Khadija Sharife Botswana owns a 15 percent share in De Beers, an unprecedented entangling of a sovereign country with a private company. Investigative reporter Khadija Sharife reveals a mutual dependence between the diamond giant, Botswana, and the country’s leading party that has perverted...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (2): 109–114.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Ross Benes International organizations have repeatedly deceived donors to secure ever more funding for AIDS-relief efforts. Ross Benes discusses the incentives for biomedical companies and groups like UNAIDS to mislead the public, while cheaper, more effective solutions remain underfunded. A...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (2): 81–90.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jonathan Ewing In March 2013, Jonas Falk, a friend and associate of Andersson, was convicted of trafficking more than $600 million worth of cocaine into Europe. Falk’s aunt, who was a Mineral Invest shareholder, was convicted of laundering a portion of the cocaine money through the company...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 20–24.
Published: 01 September 2014
... International and Public Affairs. © World Policy Institute 2014 2014 World Policy Institute Photo: Thomas Galvez Chinese Internet company Baidu recently debuted Busca, a Portuguese version of its search engine localized for Brazilian users. Though, as China’s state news agency Xinhua...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (1): 86–107.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Khadija Sharife Charles Dimoh, a father of three who was never paid his wages, said, “my children are suffering and my wife is suffering as I have no money to send to them.” Another former employee, Solomon Sellu, told his story. “I left the company in June 2012 because I was not fairly treated...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (2): 16–25.
Published: 01 June 2013
... educated guess—that past trends are a good guide to the future prospects for educated labor. In emerging economies, it’s assumed that investing in what economists call human capital offers a chance to break into the global competition for jobs as companies look to reduce production costs in mature...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (2): 81.
Published: 01 June 2012
... legend in Cambodia. Director General Ek Sonn Chan took the company’s reins after the country had suffered decades of civil war. United Nationsbacked elections had been held and international money was starting to flood the country, but the damage was done. Barely 20 percent of the city’s population...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2014
... beyond the reach of most. Those who can access the Internet do so through heavily monitored cybercafés. They must navigate censorship blocking overseas dissident websites, and face pervasive surveillance thanks to technologies purchased not only from Chinese companies but from European firms like...
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World Policy Journal (2004) 21 (1): 60–67.
Published: 01 March 2004
... room in an upscale its partners, hired Burmese troops to pro­ Bangkok hotel, a group of lawyers took de­ vide security for the project; the company positions from clients who had filed a civil denies that it knew about the abuse.) Ac­ suit, quizzing them on their personal histo­ cording to a...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (1): 17–23.
Published: 01 March 2014
... not to exaggerate gender patterns, it’s equally important to recognize that science now supports differences between the sexes. We need the leadership and innovation of men and women to cope with future challenges. On a microeconomic level, the more evenly a company’s management-board positions are...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (3): 97.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Argentina’s tough import restrictions, designed to help the central bank maintain a stable exchange rate by controlling the amount of foreign currency in circulation, require companies to send out as much as they bring in. Since her re-election in October, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has forced...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (1): 43–52.
Published: 01 March 2015
... legitimate—ideally holding a bank account or creating a company or a trust in a well-respected place. Indeed, many Western first-world countries are being strategically chosen by tax dodgers and money launderers precisely because of their law-abiding history, foreigner-friendly rules, and first-rate...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (4): 46–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Fidelis Allen Oil companies continue to violate laws with impunity, as seen by their regular refusal to obey court decisions about payments for oil pollution or spill cleanup. When Shell was ordered, somewhat half-heartedly, to pony up $5 billion for the cleanup of a 40,000 barrel spill off...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (4): 65–77.
Published: 01 December 2013
... issues. Attempts to contact Arkadi Gaydamak were unsuccessful. Jamsheer declined to be interviewed. Neither Angola’s Ministry of Finance, nor Angola’s state diamond companies including Endiama and Sodiam, replied to multiple interview requests. Deutsche Bank Luxembourg responded, “Please be...