Stealing Africa: How Much Profit is Fair?—Why Poverty? (Enhanced DVD)
Economic injustices in Zambia are an everyday occurrence that can be prevented with your help. When Ivan Glassenberg sold extensive holdings in Zambian Copper Mines the Zambians profited little from the 10 billion dollar windfall. This DVD is a part of the Why Poverty Series that can deliver the information you need to be part of the solution.
Copper mines in Zambia, owned by Swiss investors over 4,000 miles away are contributing huge sums to public taxes in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. These revenues have been so great that the mayor gave everyone tax breaks. In contrast, Zambians who earn less than one dollar a day get no advantage from this abundant mineral wealth while Swiss people with one of the highest standards of living in the world gain the most.
This video based on research derived from public documents, explores the tax system in Zambia and the inequity of profit distribution. Zambian remains one of the poorest countries in the world. The instructor’s guide is available online and can be printed. Bonus material (16 minutes long) is also included.