Treasure Islands offers insight into one of the darkest parts of the financial world: tax havens. It explains how wealthy people and corporations are able to avoid paying taxes by relocating their assets offshore. Tax havens are highly damaging to all but the tiny percentage of people who can afford to use them, and they contribute to the growing gap between rich and poor.
Nicholas Shaxson is a journalist and an associate fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He’s the author of Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil and he’s also a researcher for the Tax Justice Network.
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