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Author Brittain-Catlin, William, 1966-

Title Offshore : the dark side of the global economy / William Brittain-Catlin
Edition First edition
Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2005]
©2005

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Description 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Our offshore world -- 2. The offshore corporation -- 3. The offshore interior -- 4. Offshore freedom, onshore control -- 5. Interlude : the secret realm -- 6. Offshore heaven, offshore hell -- 7. The politics of offshore -- 8. Coda : the ruins of offshore
Summary "Offshore is an exploration of perhaps the most mysterious aspect of global society today: the shadowy, semi-legal realm of offshore banking and finance. The world of "offshore" is one of dummy companies, secret bank accounts, tricky foreign registries, and the like, which allow giant corporations - such as Wal-Mart, BP, and Citigroup - to keep huge profits out of sight of investors, regulators, and the public." "Trained as a reporter and a private investigator, William Brittain-Catlin brings the skills of both fields to this book. He tells the story of how tax havens have become central to global finance today; in so doing, he takes us into the secret operations of Enron and Parmalat, behind international trade disputes, and into organized crime and terror networks, providing evidence that, through offshore practices, the key value of capitalism and civilization alike - freedom - is being put in grave danger."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Offshore capitalism
Notes Includes index
Subject Tax havens -- Cayman Islands.
International finance -- Political aspects -- Cayman Islands.
Commercial crimes -- Cayman Islands.
Transnational crime -- Cayman Islands.
West Indies -- Economic conditions.
LC no. 2005010170
ISBN 0374256985 hardcover alkaline paper
9780374256982 hardcover alkaline paper
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Other Titles Dark side of the global economy