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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
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Zucman ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan ; with a foreword by Thomas Piketty
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
We are well aware of the rise of the 1% as the rapid growth of economic inequality has put the majority of the world's wealth in the pockets of fewer and fewer. One much-discussed solution to this imbalance is to significantly increase the rate at which we tax the wealthy. But with an enormous amount of the world's wealth hidden in tax havens--in countries like Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands--this wealth cannot be fully accounted for and taxed fairly. No one, from economists to bankers to politicians, has been able to quantify exactly how much of the world's assets are currently 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 sophisticated 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 reasearch 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 25%--there has never been as much money held offshore as there is today. This hidden wealth accounts for at least $7.6 trillion, equivalent to 8% of the global financial assets of households. Fighting the notion that any attempts to vanquish tax havens are futile, since some countries will always offer more advantageous tax rates than others, as well as the counterargument that since the financial crisis tax havens have disappeared, Zucman shows how both sides are actually very wrong. In [this book], 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 enormity of the secret wealth can we begin to estimate the kind of actions that would force tax havens to give up their practices. Zucman's work has quickly become the gold standard for quantifying the amount of the world's assets held in havens. In this concise book, he lays out in approachable language how the international banking system works and the dangerous extent to which the large-scale evasion of taxes is undermining the global market as a whole. -- Inside jacket flaps
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Has translation
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Zucman, Gabriel
Dewey number
336.24/16
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
HJ2336
LC item number
.Z8313 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1971-
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  • Fagan, Teresa Lavender
  • Piketty, Thomas
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  • Tax havens
  • Tax evasion
  • Paradis fiscaux
  • Impôt sur la fortune
  • Evasion fiscale
  • Mouvements de capitaux
  • Fraude fiscale
  • Monde
  • Tax evasion
  • Tax havens
  • Steuerflucht
  • Steueroase
  • Steuerpolitik
  • Skattebrott
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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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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
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
ocn907206174
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 129 pages
Isbn
9780226245423
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015019946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025575749
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226245423
  • (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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
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
ocn907206174
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 129 pages
Isbn
9780226245423
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015019946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025575749
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226245423
  • (OCoLC)907206174

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