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Treasure Islands

Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World

By Nicholas Shaxson
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Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson

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.

  • Anyone interested in tax havens
  • Anyone interested in economics
  • Anyone interested in global power dynamics

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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