Brooklyn-based rock/pop band, Lake Street Dive, recently encouraged the crowd during a show to learn about high-income earners using offshore tax havens to avoid taxes.
Lake Street Dive, whose most recent album is in the top 100 most downloaded on iTunes, has partnered with Oxfam America, a nonprofit organization that works on poverty, hunger and injustice issues to help promote its anti-tax haven campaign.
Musicians have always been involved in the fight for social justice, but tax policy has never been a popular topic, especially among rock bands. By partnering with Oxfam, Lake Street Dive is attempting to inspire change with a social shift in consciousness about tax issues that affect our society.
Rock bands talking about tax policy during a show is certainly a unique development in both rock history and tax history.
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