Massive secrecy structures in the financial system enable tax evasion, money laundering, and corruption. These realities drive inequality in both rich and poor countries, undermining political cohesion. Capitalism operating in secrecy and democracy attempting to operate transparently are incompatible. Urgent reforms are required if the democratic-capitalist system is to survive.
The DC Forum, a new project of Global Financial Integrity, will address this scourge with two goals in mind. First, it will fill a gap in the public discourse by arguing that a transparent, equitable capitalist system is a prerequisite for strong and stable democracies. Second, the project will convene, collaborate and catalyze action that will work to deconstruct the offshore secrecy system.
On September 29, in the first of a series of conversations with global thought leaders, the DC Forum will host Gerard Ryle. Ryle, the Director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, has led the groundbreaking work which produced the Panama Papers, the Paradise Papers and an array of investigations that bring to light the opacity that permeates the financial system.
Providing reactions to Ryle’s comments will be Jennifer Gould, New York Post Reporter and Columnist, and Kiran Maharaj, President and Co-Founder of the non-profit Media Institute of the Caribbean and the Caribbean Investigative Journalism Network.
Members of the DC Forum’s Executive Committee will provide remarks, followed by an audience Q&A with Ryle, Gould, and Maharaj.
Please join us for what will be a fascinating conversation on where we go from here.
Date and time
Sept. 29,2022 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (USA und Kanada)