The Finance Curse

How global finance is making us all poorer

  • Engels
  • 9781847925381
  • oktober 2018
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pagina's
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Global finance is a system that works for the few and against the many. We need finance - but when finance grows too big it becomes a curse. The City of London is the single biggest drain on our resources; it sucks talent out of every sphere, it siphons wealth and hoovers up government time. Yet to be competitive', we're told we must turn a blind eye to money-laundering and appease big business with tax cuts. We are told global finance is about wealth creation; the reality is wealth extraction. Tracing the curse back through economic history, Shaxson uncovers how we got to this point. He exposes offshore tax havens; the uncontrolled growth of monopolies; the myths around the Celtic Tiger and its low corporate tax rate; the bizarre industry of wealth management; the destructive horrors of private equity; and the sinister Competitiveness Agenda'. Nicholas Shaxson revealed the dark heart of tax havens long before the Panama and Paradise Papers. Now he tells the explosive story of how finance established a stranglehold on society and points us towards a way out. This is a book that none of us can afford to ignore.

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Utterly convincing... The Finance Curse is a radical and important manifesto for improving Britain -- Oliver Bullough, author of MONEYLAND This superbly written book shows definitively how global finance has been grossly mis-sold to us all. It's a must-read for anyone who lives, works and spends in this country -- MISHA GLENNY, author of McMafia If you want to understand why walls of money can be bad for an economy like Britain's, and what we should do about it, The Finance Curse is essential reading. -- YANIS VAROUFAKIS The book's principle virtue springs from Shaxson's skill in unpicking the complexity of the system and explaining it in layman's terms... enlightening -- Emma Duncan * The Times * A powerful call to arms against a self-serving, over-bearing and growth-sapping global finance system. -- Stewart Lansley, author of A Sharing Economy and The Cost of Inequality

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
oktober 2018
Aantal pagina's
368 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee
ISBN13
9781847925381

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Auteur
Nicholas Shaxson
Uitgever
Vintage Publishing

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9781847925381

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