Most radio listening takes place in the car or while doing other things that 
allow freedom for the ear, but not the eyes and hands.  Podcasts permit a shift 
of listening time from a set appointment to virtually any convenient occasion.  
I do it while “power walking” (most) every other day.  The “art” of putting one 
foot in front of the other can be pretty monotonous and by “podding along” 
while I’m plodding along my mind gets something to do along with my body.  Some 
of the best radio comes from the public networks of the UK, Australia, Ireland, 
Canada, New Zealand and the U.S.  Apart from the originating program’s web 
site, most programs are made available through any number of other amalgamation 
sources such as iTunes and TuneIn. Here’s another in a continuing series of 
small samplings:


[Ed. Note:  Just one program highlighted this time.  This is a considerably 
dense and detailed subject, but paying close attention to it and staying with 
it will yield the listener a wealth of information and insight into our tax 
systems and why they are the way they are.  It also leaves one with the despair 
that while there is much to be done, little likely will be.  Many pass a lot of 
verbal wind about taxes.  It might be a good idea for one to know something 
about them before doing so.]

"Tax Havens: What Can be Done?"
BIG IDEAS - ABC Radio National
Tax evasion is as old as taxes.  But with the introduction of mass income taxes 
at the beginning of the twentieth century, the issue has taken on new 
dimensions.  At the end of the First World War tax havens appeared in 
continental Europe. After the Second World War, a new generations of havens 
opened from the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands to the Bahamas, New 
Hebrides and other Pacific territories.  Many of these tax havens were state 
sponsored, making current calls for shutting them down problematic.  What then 
can be done to curb tax havens in the face of mounting inequality today?  This 
Sydney Ideas talk is co-presented with the Laureate Research Program in 
International History at the University of Sydney 27 July, 2016. (54”)

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Good listening!

John Figliozzi
Editor, "The Worldwide Listening Guide"
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