Astonishingly ignorant @Oxfam clip on Brazilian poverty

Oxfam International managed to post a video clip blaming Brazilian poverty on inequality then tweet the same day on an important cause of poverty in developing nations. That important cause was the difficulty of establishing property rights in poor countries.

Brazil is a terrible place to start a business, register property, pay taxes and trade across borders to name but a few of many deficiencies is a business environment. Little wonder that it is poor because of all these factors that are within the remit of its government.

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Source: Doing Business in Brazil – World Bank Group.

Oxfam International would serve the poor of Brazil and the  rest of the Third World far better by spending more time complaining about bad business environments.

Countries that embraced capitalism such as in East Asia did far better than those in Latin America that hesitated and preferred crony capitalism.

Oxfam mislead its readers about the degree of inequality in Latin America compared to the past.

I hope no one in @OxfamGB’s #taxhaven clip were fresh from a #TPPANoWay march?

I hope none in this clip protesting against tax havens as short changing everybody else were fresh from protesting how international economic agreements such as the TPPA infringe on the sovereignty of countries.

If you standing up for national sovereignty that includes standing up for the right of other countries doing things that you do not like within their own country.

If countries have the right to set taxes and tariffs as high as they like, they have just the same right to set them as low as they like.

All that plucky rhetoric of TPPA no way and how international economic agreements violate the sovereignty of countries and developing countries in particular is forgotten in a flash by Oxfam.

Oxfam manages the blinding hypocrisy of opposing the Transpacific Partnership on national sovereignty grounds and at the same time call for international treaties to bully small countries about their tax policies, which overrides their economic sovereignty.

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The sovereign rights of developing countries to find their own way does not extend to undermining the tax bases of the rich countries struggling to finance their welfare states.

The Pacific Islands, the once were heroes of the recent Paris climate talks, turn into pariahs once they start looking out for themselves and setting up offshore financial centres and tax havens.

Developing countries are free to impoverish themselves by embracing socialism, but if they decide to attract investment and jobs through low tax rates and offshore financial centres, a new form of colonialism is embraced by the reactionary left as embodied by Oxfam.

@oxfam is shape shifter on national sovereignty #TPPANoWay #endtaxhavens

Oxfam has no interest in the sovereignty of small states. It supports a new form of colonialism – tax colonialism.

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Source: Growing international call for transparency in TPPA negotiations | Oxfam New Zealand.

While Oxfam upholds the sovereign right of countries to regulate and expropriate, they do not defend the rights of those same countries to tax as they please, including to cut taxes to attract investment and offshore financial centres.

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Source: Growing international call for transparency in TPPA negotiations | Oxfam New Zealand.

All that plucky rhetoric of TPPA no way and how international economic agreements violate the sovereignty of countries and developing countries in particular is forgotten in a flash.

<p>Oxfam manages to have the blinding hypocrisy of opposing the Transpacific Partnership on national sovereignty grounds and at the same time call for international treaties to bully small countries about their tax policies, which overrides their economic sovereignty.</p>  <p>

The 1st @NYTimeskrugman on #TPPANoWay @Oxfamnz #JaneKelsey

https://twitter.com/TPPMediaMarch/status/692055631579185152

If George Bush had not won the 2000 presidential election, Paul Krugman would have taken over as the best communicator of economics since Milton Friedman. Instead, he became patient number no.1 of George Bush derangement syndrome. Ann Coulter was patient no. 1 of Clintons derangement syndrome.

Source: Enemies of the WTO.

@Oxfam extrapolations and exaggerations

138,000 people out of poverty every day for 25 years while @oxfamnz claimed neo-liberalism ruined the world

@HelenClarkUNDP @OxfamGB @GreenpeaceUSA support energy poverty in Africa

https://twitter.com/WorldBank/status/664161394955304961

@oxfamnz @GreenpeaceNZ get your ODA priorities straight

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Leaked letter shows how @Oxfam @sierraclub lobbied to block cheap energy for poor nations @GreenpeaceNZ @oxfamnz

https://twitter.com/MichaelBTI/status/651503672002785281

https://twitter.com/MichaelBTI/status/651458416569909248

https://twitter.com/VoxMaps/status/608411758022291456/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

RT @oxfamnz @Oxfam what halved global poverty in 15 years? @NZGreens @RusselNorman @GreenpeaceNZ

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