Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule the World and How to Take It Back

9 Audio CDs 9 HRS 36 MINS 2019 S383



This meticulously researched and disturbing book traces the ways in which, over the last three decades, a criminal elite of politicians and ‘businessmen’ have moved their thieved fortunes around the world through offshoring and shell companies, with the aid of highly-paid lawyers and accountants. Some economists’ estimates put the amount of money secreted in this way at $20tn (£15tn). It is a shifting Brobdingnag of ‘Maltese passports, English libel, American privacy, Panamanian shell companies, Jersey trusts and Liechtenstein foundations’, all designed to keep knowledge of outrageous fortune out of the sight of tax officials and tax-paying voters.

Every politician and moneyman on the planet should read it, but they won’t because it’s actually about them. JOHN LE CARRÉ