Global Minimum Tax, Where Your Clothes Come From

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G7 countries agreed over the weekend on what’s being called a “global minimum tax.” We break down what it is, and it’s impact on large multinational corporations that avoid taxes. Then, we hear about the origins of the clothes we wear.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Steven Rosenthal Guest
  • Maxine Bédat Guest

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