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Taxing Questions
First broadcast November 2007

Zambian flag and currency
The second part of a four part series in which Maurice Walsh discovers why globalisation and the black market have drastically undermined governments' ability to generate revenue in the form of tax.

Part 2: Zambia and copper

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What is happening to the money that is being generated by Zambia's copper boom? How should Africa tax its natural resources? Are the forces of globalization forcing tax ever downward? How can a government survive in a country where most people donít pay tax?

Maurice Walsh visits Zambia to try to get the answer to some of these questions.


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