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Want to save democracy? Make corporations pay their fair share of tax

We lose $500-600bn per year in lost taxes. Coronavirus has made plain the consequences of letting this money slip away—and we need to act

By Alexander Tziamalis  

A vehicle with a placard saying, 'tax Amazon' during the demonstration. A caravan of autos and bicyclists encircle Amazon headquarters demonstrating in support of city council member, Kshama Sawant's proposal to impose new taxes on Amazon and other large businesses, to fund COVID-19 relief and other programs. (Photo by Toby Scott / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Sometimes my mind wanders to think about the mountain of debt the UK and most other countries across the globe have accumulated. The UK national debt was already nearly £2 trillion and now, with a much-needed estimated £330bn to fight the pandemic, the debt will exceed UK GDP for the first time since 1964. There’s also little prospect that this gargantuan…

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