A new study by the former chief economist at McKinsey has revealed that at least $21 trillion—more than the size of the entire American economy—has been hidden by the super-rich in offshore tax havens. Upon reading this report, we asked a simple question: if the people hiding this money were forced to keep it in their home countries, and pay their usual taxes, how many lives could be saved? If the tax revenues from these funds were distributed like all other tax dollars among the various ministries of education and defense and so forth, including the ministries for public health and medical services, what public health programs could be paid for for? How many lives could be saved if the super-rich paid their taxes just like you and I do?
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