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The Resource The hidden wealth of nations : the scourge of tax havens, Gabriel Zucman ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan ; with a foreword by Thomas Piketty

The hidden wealth of nations : the scourge of tax havens, Gabriel Zucman ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan ; with a foreword by Thomas Piketty

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The hidden wealth of nations : the scourge of tax havens
Title
The hidden wealth of nations
Title remainder
the scourge of tax havens
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Gabriel Zucman ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan ; with a foreword by Thomas Piketty
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
We are well aware of the rise and dominance of the one percent as the rapid growth of economic inequality has seen the majority of the world's wealth held in the pockets of fewer and fewer. One much-discussed solution to this imbalance is to significantly increase the rate at which we are taxing the wealthy. However, an enormous amount of the world's wealth is hidden in tax havens, in countries like Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands, so it can't be fully accounted for and taxed fairly. To complicate it further, no one, from economists to bankers to politicians, has been able to quantify exactly how much of the world's assets are currently being hidden-until now. Gabriel Zucman is the first economist to offer reliable insight into the actual extent of the world's money held in tax havens. And it's staggering. In The Hidden Wealth of Nations, Zucman offers an inventive and rigorous approach to quantifying how big the problem is, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution. His research reveals that tax havens are a quickly growing danger to the world economy. In the past five years, the amount of wealth in tax havens has increased over twenty five percent - there has never been as much money held offshore as there is today. This hidden wealth accounts for a least eight percent of the global financial assets, equivalent to $7.6 trillion. Fighting the notion that any attempts to solve the tax haven problem are futile, since some countries will always offer more advantageous tax rates than others, as well the counter-argument that after the financial crisis many countries have successfully fought tax evasion, Zucman shows how both sides are actually very wrong. InThe Hidden Wealth of Nations he offers an ambitious agenda for reform, focused on ways in which countries can change the incentives of tax havens. Only by first understanding the extent of the wealth being secretly held can we begin to estimate the kind of actions that would force tax havens to give up their practices
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Summary
Everyone knows the super rich are hiding tons of money and not paying near enough taxes. This common knowledge that the wealthy have found ways around taxation by moving their assets to countries that don’t tax them raises the question of how much of the world’s wealth is hidden and how. Gabriel Zucman, a prominent young French economist, has come up with novel yet effective ways of quantifying how big the problem is, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to tackle the problem
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Zucman, Gabriel
Dewey number
336.2416
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  • charts
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1971-
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  • Fagan, Teresa Lavender
  • Piketty, Thomas
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  • Tax havens
  • Tax evasion
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adult
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the scourge of tax havens
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The hidden wealth of nations : the scourge of tax havens, Gabriel Zucman ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan ; with a foreword by Thomas Piketty
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: acting against tax havens -- A century of offshore finance -- The missing wealth of nations -- Mistakes -- What to do?: a new approach -- The tax avoidance of multinational corporations
Control code
000054847022
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 129 pages
Isbn
9780226245423
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015019946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)907206174
Label
The hidden wealth of nations : the scourge of tax havens, Gabriel Zucman ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan ; with a foreword by Thomas Piketty
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: acting against tax havens -- A century of offshore finance -- The missing wealth of nations -- Mistakes -- What to do?: a new approach -- The tax avoidance of multinational corporations
Control code
000054847022
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 129 pages
Isbn
9780226245423
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015019946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)907206174

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