Jack Barton

United Kingdom

Jack Barton is a staff journalist at WikiTribune where he writes about international law, human rights and finance, whilst covering daily news. He was previously a senior reporter at Law Business Research and has experience covering law and international development, with credits in the Sunday Times, the New Indian Express, and New Statesman online among others. He has an LLM in Human Rights and worked on a UN-funded research project, looking at peace processes.

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25 May 2018

24 May 2018

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17:35:28, 24 May 2018 (diff | hist). . (Updated → Created)
12:28:28, 24 May 2018 ( diff | hist). . Daily News Agenda: Thursday (Updated → Added read more)

21 May 2018

• (view) . . Comment: UK anti-corruption drive rests on offshore enablers‎; 17:02:49, 21 May 2018 . . Jack Barton (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> I think you're almost certainly right that the money lost to governments through the legal use of tax havens dwarfs that lost through illegal laundering. The rights and wrongs are more open to debate though - someone who leans toward a more free-market ideology might argue that tax systems in the UK and elsewhere are so arbitrary and poorly designed people should have the right to reduce their contribution if they can. The sheer scale is astonishing, as you say, and the EU in particular looks like it is making moves to change things. I've reached out to Margerethe Vestager for an interview without luck but would be interested in thoughts on how we can look into this? )

17 May 2018

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( tax ) .. - Tag OCCRP created; 16:50:16, 17 May 2018.. Jack Barton (talk | contribs)‎ ( created )
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26 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Feedback on everything please!‎; 23:17:46, 26 Mar 2018 . . Natalia Avdeeva (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Hi Jon, thanks, comments should be listed in chronological order. We will change that. )

12 January 2018

10 December 2017

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  1. Jack, might you be interested in co-writing an explainer piece on wage theft? Main points:

    – Wage theft technically means “nonpayment of wages owed” but corporations have gotten very creative at indirectly denying wages.
    – This means that even the most dire statistics significantly underestimate the real problem.
    – Examples include getting employees to absorb business expenses (like teachers buying their own teaching supplies) and fiddling with reimbursements.
    – Wage theft is relevant to the large UCU strike in the UK and teacher strikes in West Virginia because teachers and academics experience a lot of wage theft
    – I’ve been collecting types of wage theft for a few years and have identified more than 30 wage theft tactics used by both private and public sector to victimize both low and high-wage employees (although minimum-wage employees are clearly more vulnerable).

    1. Paul, I’m so sorry for not seeing your comment until now – for some reason I didn’t get a notification.
      This looks like an interesting story and it would be really great to use some of your research. If you are still interested in collaborating, perhaps you could share some of your research and I can look into people to interview or we can talk further.
      Thanks, Jack

      1. Jack, happy to share but I don’t want to just dump three pages of ideas here, I can’t find an email address for you and Wikitribune doesn’t seem to have any kind of private messaging feature. I don’t want to leave my email address here but if you just google me, I’m easy to find.

  2. Jack, I’ve taken a significant detour into factchecking with Mohamed, Kevin, Ted, and I suppose Peter and Jimmy. Your work is of particular interest to me because of my background as a decades long practitioner in institutional finance which entails an interest in law, politics, demographics, and etc, in addition to markets, banking, research, settlements and the rest.

    While very interesting, extradition per se is perhaps too specific, and as we have already noted, we first have to consider not only (1)a broader framework in which to identify and address not only the 4Ws&H about any particular topic, but (2) how any particular piece can arc the spectrum from journalism to long form journalism and perhaps beyond to historical writing; all this imbedded in technology which allow for dynamic updating.

    In any case, I will be reading your pieces with great enthusiasm and will address points as, if, and when appropriate. But without further WT structure, I don’t think we’re ready to get too deep in the weeds with any given topic. I conclude that I am getting ahead of myself and WT in expending too much time and personal capital on research. I will be in touch. Thanks, Jonathan

    1. Thanks Jonathan, I absolutely take your point. We are constantly discussing how to balance keeping the process as open to collaboration as possible, while providing some kind of framework when necessary. Your feedback is valuable in that regard and I will pass it on. If you have further thoughts on this I’m sure the team would appreciate your thoughts on the Feedback page – and I hope you continue to collaborate on stories in the future. Jack

  3. Hey, sorry if my edits to the Germany article were nonconstructive.

    1. Hi Philip, that was an error – probably on my part – the story wasn’t quite ready to go public. I did incorporate your edits though.

      1. Ah, thanks. It’s fine honestly. The article just vanished and I kept getting 404 errors so I wasn’t sure what happened.

  4. Addendum on my website you also find all dana gas articles published.

  5. Hey, I just wanted to say that I really liked your work on the London’s black taxis square up to Uber article. Thank you! 🙂

    1. Thanks very much Denislav, glad you enjoyed it.

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