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Offshore is a Sydney-based website aimed at demystifying finance, technology and power from a left perspective. It provides news and analysis from around the world, mainly focused on developments in Australia, the EU, China and the US. The site consists of regular short news articles, as well as longer, in-depth features.
My key areas of interest are financial regulation, Big Tech and the data economy, government and corporate surveillance, industrial relations, and the future of work.
This site’s title, ’Offshore,’ refers to the long-running attempts by finance, corporations and Big Tech to evade public regulation and social obligations – from labour to climate, tax to privacy.
All articles are written by myself unless otherwise stated.
All articles and opinions expressed on Offshore are mine alone and do not represent those of my current or former employers. Offshore is a not-for-profit and fully independent website, which is unaffiliated with any organisation. It does not receive funding from any source. I produce and promote the website at my own expense, and in my own time outside of working hours.
Ireland: Selling the Country to the Highest Bidder (2021)
A chapter in the dossier, Economic Anti-Crisis Measures of EU Member States After the Outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, published by Transform! Europe (pp88-99).
For an ambitious EU Financial Transaction Tax worthy of the name (2020)
A policy brief published by Dr Martin Schirdewan MEP, Co-President of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) group in the European Parliament.
Discipline and Punish: End of the Road for the Stability and Growth Pact? (2020)
A study commissioned by Dr Martin Schirdewan MEP.
Cited in The Guardian editorials here and here.
The EU’s role in attacking healthcare (2020)
A policy brief published by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Germany.
Apple’s Golden Delicious Tax Deals: Is Ireland Helping Apple Pay Less Than 1% Tax in the EU? (2018)
A study commissioned by the GUE/NGL members of the European Parliament’s TAX3 Special Committee. Co-authored with Martin Brehm Christensen.
Cited in Bloomberg, Bloomberg Tax, The Times, Publico, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Le Soir.
The Future of the Eurozone (2017)
A discussion paper commissioned by Matt Carthy MEP.
Corporate tax avoidance in Ireland (2016)
A policy brief commissioned by GUE/NGL members of the European Parliament.
SELECTION OF ARTICLES
Apple’s 0.005% Irish tax rate endorsed by EU court
Irish Broad Left, 15 July 2020
Behind the spin on the EU’s Covid-19 response
Tribune, 29 May 2020
Ireland’s new government: Greenwashing austerity
Tribune, 29 June 2020
The Eurozone’s Coronavirus Debt Crisis
Tribune, 10 April 2020
Austerity Kills: EU Commission Demanded Cuts to Public Healthcare Spending 63 Times from 2011-2018
Brave New Europe, 29 March 2020
The Eurozone’s ‘soulless market’ and its thuggish enforcers
Rosa Luxembourg Foundation/Trademark Belfast Brexit Blog, 12 April 2019
Brussels’ plan for bad loans is a second bailout for the banks
Irish Broad Left, 23 March 2019
EU endorses corporate power grab through secret investment courts
Irish Broad Left, 14 February 2019
The EU’s Stability and Growth Pact must go
Brave New Europe, 22 May 2020
Apple, Ireland And The New Green Jersey Tax Avoidance Technique
Social Europe, 4 July 2018