Ecuador: New bill to combat “biopiracy” From: El Telegrafo, Ecuador From: Ecuador The ministry in charge of intellectual property (IEPI) is preparing a bill that would protect traditional plant knowledge used by Ecuadorian tribes like the tsachilas and the shuar. They are also training the tribespeople to be aware of their ownership over their traditions, to help protect against “biopiracy”: […]

A Primer on Corporate Tax Avoidance

  Film Review The Tax Free Tour VPRO-Marijee Meerman   The Tax Free Tour is an hour long Dutch documentary (in English) about the highly specialized field of corporate tax avoidance. I found it astounding how many US corporations use overseas tax havens to avoid paying tax in the US. Some of the better known […]