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Kells

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  • Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nicholas Shaxson
    • Narrated By Tim Bentinck
    Overall
    (57)
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    (43)
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    (44)

    Most people regard tax havens as being relevant only to celebrities, crooks and spivs, and mistakenly believe that the main offshore problems are money laundering and terrorist financing. These are only small parts of the whole picture. The offshore system has been (discreetly) responsible for the greatest ever shift of wealth from poor to rich. It also undermines our democracies by offering the wealthiest members of society escape routes from normal democratic controls.

    Toombs says: "Amazing book on tax havens"
    "Book for liberals who love to excuse high taxes"
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    This is a book written by a liberal for liberals. Basically the book is one giant, long winded attack on those who believe lower taxes and small government are good things. The story is very dry and the points are not well made. I would have been entertained if he had offered some really good attacks on conservative principles, but instead he just goes off on this juvenile series of cheap attacks on conservatives. If you want this, go read something by Paul Krugman and you will get your money's worth. By the way, I have found reviews to be very, very helpful.


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