Op deze pagina treft u een aantal citaten aan over witteboordencriminaliteit van meer of minder bekende personen. Ze stonden de afgelopen tijd als ondertitel / tagline in de koptekst:

“Suddenly ‘German engineering’ has a whole new meaning.  #Audi #VW #Porsche #ClimateCrooks’ (James S. Henry)

“Public registers in UK’s Overseas Territories by 31st Dec 2020” (House of Commons, 1 mei 2018)

“During the campaign, Trump reported that he had 378 individual Delaware companies” (Jake Bernstein in Secrecy World)

“Op Aruba bleek er 2,8 miljoen euro – vermoedelijk uit drugshandel – in de kiprollades verstopt.” (zaak Hennie van Rey)

“All companies should pay their fair share of tax.” (@vestager)

“Paradise Papers? ParaSITE Papers would be more accurate …” (Mike Sivier @ Vox Political)

“Due to scandals at WellsFargo, customers are advised to check their 187 accounts for inconsistencies.” (@JakeCommentary)

“Banks have paid their bosses an astonishing £177m since bringing the economy to its knees” (Ian Fraser + This Is Money)

“Eerlijk gezegd is Nederland te lang onderdeel geweest van het probleem”, (minister van Financiën Dijsselbloem, tijdens hoorzitting ‘Panama Papers’)

“Het bonusplafond is een reëel probleem voor bedrijven.” (Henk Kamp, demissionair minister EZ)

“Er wordt vaak over belastingparadijzen gesproken maar je zou het eigenlijk verhullingsparadijzen moeten noemen” (Jan Kleinnijenhuis, Trouw).

“Henry Keizer is een integere man” (premier Mark Rutte, april 2017)

“Ik zal FC Twente nooit schade berokkenen.” (Joop Munsterman)

“I see that a ticket to participate in the World Economic Forum’s debate on global inequality at Davos this year costs £502,000.” (@RevRichardColes)

“Sideletters gebeuren iedere dag bij alle zaken die we doen” (Ger Visser, voorheen Eurocommerce)

“I request that … the award money be clawed back from the bonuses paid to the Deutsche executives, especially the former top SEC attorneys” (whistleblower Eric Ben-Artzi, FT)

“There’s No Such Thing as a Free Rolex” (Zephyr Teachout, NYT)

“Wealth doesn’t trickle down; it gets stashed” (Ed Miliband)

“What’s the world coming to when a humble cellist can’t get any privacy for his offshore shell companies” (Matt Steinglass, #panamapapers)

“Zero is the New Thirty-Five” (tweet van Citizens for Tax Justice over Netflix)

“Financial secrecy – like greenhouse gas emissions – has a costly impact on the entire world, which tax havens choose to ignore“ (Gabriel Zucman)

“There’s no need for anonymous shell companies unless you’re trying to hide ownership.” (Mo Ibrahim)

“Mijn vader is iemand die liever geeft dan neemt.” (Corinne Blatter, 2015)

“My wish is for us to know who owns and controls companies so that they can no longer be used anonymously against the public good.” (Charmian Gooch, Global Witness)

“Rooting out corruption is the ultimate goal of those who have not yet come to power.”  (Millor Fernandes, 1923 – 2012)

”Why are we the only people who ever get arrested on Wall Street?” (@OccupyWallStNYC)

“Anonymous companies are the getaway cars for global financial crime and corruption,” (Stefanie Ostfeld, Global Witness)

“I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.” (Ashleigh Brilliant)

“Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.” (Henry Kissinger)

“The biggest criminals write laws that make their crimes legal. That’s what I call transparent corruption.” (Giannina Segnini, La Nación newspaper, 2013)

“The biggest criminals wear suits & ties.”

“The world is drowning in corporate fraud, and the problems are probably greatest in rich countries – those with supposedly “good governance”. “(Jeffrey D. Sachs, 2011)

“He railed at British anti-corruption investigators, who had had the ‘idiocy’ of almost scuttling the Al-Yamama deal with Saudi Arabia” (Ms Gfoeller over Prince Andrew, 2008)

“Er is een groot verschil tussen crimineel gedrag en creatief ondernemerschap.”  (J. van den Nieuwenhuyzen)

“We verliezen jaarlijks meer aan belastingontwijking door buitenlandse bedrijven dan er aan ontwikkelingshulp binnenkomt” (Guy Scott, Zambia)

“Het tegengaan van gesjoemel wordt zelfs gezien als kostenpost.” (kamerdebat zorgfraude, mei 2013)

“Corporations get their license to operate … from society. Seen this way, tax is not a cost to shareholders … but a distribution to the stakeholders…” (boek Treasure Islands, Nicholas Shaxson)  

“Corruption is nature’s way of restoring our faith in democracy.” (P. Ustinov, 1921 – 2004)

“There’s a building in the Cayman Islands that supposedly houses 12,000 U.S. corporations, which means it is either the largest building in the world or the biggest tax ripoff in the world, and I think we know which one it is.” (Barack Obama, US Senator, 2007)

“Steekpenningen? Het zijn commissies die in die landen worden gevraagd.” (S. Berlusconi, 14 feb 2013)

“Tax shelters are to democracy what pollution is to the environment” (David Cay Johnston)

“Nederland staat stijf van de fraude” (D. Steenhuis in Zembla, 2012) 

“Crime in the suites damages more people’s health, safety, and economic resources by far than crime in the streets” (Ralph Nader, 2002)

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“Een rijk man is vaak niet meer dan een arme donder met heel veel geld.” (Aristoteles Onassis, Grieks reder, 1906-1975)

“Problemen kun je het beste oplossen met andermans geld.”(Paul GettyAmerikaans oliemagnaat, 1892-1976)

 

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