A Note From the President…
I’m sure you’ve heard about the so-called Panama Papers. But if you’re only hearing from the mainstream media, you’re not getting the whole story.
Right now, opponents of tax competition and financial privacy are spinning the Panama Papers leak to serve their agenda. It’s just the latest chapter in their long running fight to dictate tax rates across the globe.
They won’t rest until your taxes are raised much, much higher. And they’ve got the media firmly on their side.
I want to make sure you get the real story. Below you will find coverage of the story from CF&P experts, as well as a collection of the best outside analysis.
Don’t let them trick you into supporting their big government agenda.
Andrew F. Quinlan,
President, Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Another Attack on Tax Competition: “Panama Papers” is a Non-Controversy Controversy
Dan Mitchell has seen all this before. He explains why the controversy isn’t all that it seems. http://freedomandprosperity.org/2016/blog/another-attack-on-tax-competition-panama-papers-is-a-non-controversy-controversy/
Most Common Media Myths About the Panama Papers
Brian Garst breaks down the media coverage and explains where they most consistently get it wrong. http://freedomandprosperity.org/2016/blog/most-common-media-myths-about-the-panama-papers/
Panama Papers, Tax Planning, and Political Corruption
More great analysis from Dan Mitchell, including clips from a round of TV appearances. http://freedomandprosperity.org/2016/blog/panama-papers-tax-planning-and-political-corruption/
The Panama Papers and Tax Shocks
From Richard Rahn: “The real news is how so many people who have spent most of their lives in government have accumulated so much money.” http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/11/richard-rahn-the-panama-papers-and-tax-shocks/
Bad Fiscal Policies Are a Worse Scandal Than the Panama Papers
Veronique de Rugy argues that the real financial scandal is the self-destructive fiscal systems of Europe’s welfare states. https://reason.com/archives/2016/04/07/bad-fiscal-policies-are-a-worse-scandal
Corruption and Lack of Economic Freedom Common Themes in Panama Papers
Heritage’s James M. Roberts keys into one of the stories missed, intentionally or not, by the media. http://dailysignal.com/2016/04/06/corruption-and-lack-of-economic-freedom-are-common-themes-in-panama-papers/
Panama Papers Are About Government Corruption, Not ‘Tax Evasion’
“The insinuation that anyone who decided to move their money oversees is ‘evading’ an obligation is tired and backwards.” http://reason.com/blog/2016/04/05/panama-papers-are-about-government-corru
‘Panama Papers’ Underscore the Crucial Importance of Tax Havens
Tax havens facilitate investment and help keep more money in the productive sector of the economy. http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2016/04/05/panama_papers_ underscore_the_crucial_importance_of_tax_havens_102097.html