We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | June 22, 2015

    Stephen Jarvis: IMG Robert Seymour — 13 Pictures



    1. Self-Portrait. My new novel, Death and Mr. Pickwick, tells the story of the origins of Charles Dickens's first novel, The Pickwick Papers. Its... Continue »
    1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Death and Mr. Pickwick

      Stephen Jarvis 9780374139667

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$22.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
5 Remote Warehouse Business- Writing
25 Remote Warehouse Crime- True Crime

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Offshore: The Dark Side of the Global Economy

by

Offshore: The Dark Side of the Global Economy Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

An unknown realm to many investors, offshore finance allows giant corporations--such as Wal-Mart, British Petroleum, and Citigroup--to legally keep huge profits out of sight of regulators and the public.
 
William Brittain-Catlin tells the story of how tax havens in the Caribbean and elsewhere have become central to global finance today. He takes us through the secret networks of Enron and Parmalat, behind international trade disputes, and into organized crime and terror. This book gives disquieting evidence that, as a result of offshore practices, the key value of capitalism and civilization alike--freedom--is being put in grave danger.
William Brittain-Catlin has worked as a BBC producer and as an investigator for the corporate investigations firm Kroll Associates. He lives in London.
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.

Whether in the Cayman Islands or the redoubts of the Islamic financial center of Labuan, Malaysia, offshore is where the game of profit and loss is played. A third of the worlds wealth is held offshore. Eighty percent of international banking transactions take place there. Half the capital in the world's stock exchange is "parked" offshore at some point.

Trained as a reporter and a private investigator, William Brittain-Catlin 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 disquieting evidence that, through offshore practices, the key value of capitalism and civilization alike—freedom—is being put in grave danger.

"Offshore succeeds brilliantly at confronting what it terms 'the complexity . . . the death's-head mask of capital's technical control.' It also works on another ambitious level. Citing thinkers from Ptolemy through Kant and Rousseau, Marx and Freud, the author situates the new phenomenon of global offshore finance within the broad stream of Western philosophy and social development."—Kai Maristed, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Offshore succeeds brilliantly at confronting what it terms 'the complexity . . . the death's-head mask of capital's technical control.' It also works on another ambitious level. Citing thinkers from Ptolemy through Kant and Rousseau, Marx and Freud, the author situates the new phenomenon of global offshore finance within the broad stream of Western philosophy and social development."—Kai Maristed, Los Angeles Times Book Review
 
"Brittain-Catlin shows real narrative skill."—San Francisco Chronicle
 
"A glimpse inside the secretive world of offshore banking [that] ought to raise hackles among those who wonder why the world belongs to the wealthy."—Kirkus Reviews
 
"In this ambitious meditation on the soul of capitalism, 'offshore' means places like the Cayman Islands, where shadowy holding companies process vast sums of money on behalf of corporate behemoths eager to evade taxes and government scrutiny."—Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

A revealing and chilling expose on the hidden side of global wealth and power shows how tax havens have become central to global finance. The author asserts that offshore practices put capitalism and freedom in grave danger.

Synopsis:

An unknown realm to many investors, offshore finance allows giant corporations--such as Wal-Mart, British Petroleum, and Citigroup--to legally keep huge profits out of sight of regulators and the public.
 
William Brittain-Catlin tells the story of how tax havens in the Caribbean and elsewhere have become central to global finance today. He takes us through the secret networks of Enron and Parmalat, behind international trade disputes, and into organized crime and terror. This book gives disquieting evidence that, as a result of offshore practices, the key value of capitalism and civilization alike--freedom--is being put in grave danger.

About the Author

William Brittain-Catlin has worked as a BBC producer and as an investigator for the corporate investigations firm Kroll Associates. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312425586
Author:
Brittain-catlin, William
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
Brittain-Catlin, William
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
Government & Business
Subject:
International - Taxation
Subject:
Business Law
Subject:
Government
Subject:
Business
Subject:
International - General
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.644 in

Other books you might like

  1. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
    Used Hardcover $5.95
  2. Wicked Whodunits: Dr. Quicksolve... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  3. A History of Violence Used Trade Paper $7.50
  4. The Fox in the Henhouse: How... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  5. Dark Nights of the Soul a Guide To... Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

Business » Business Law
Business » General
Business » Management
Business » Tax Guides
Business » Writing
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Economics » General

Offshore: The Dark Side of the Global Economy New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$22.00 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Picador USA - English 9780312425586 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A revealing and chilling expose on the hidden side of global wealth and power shows how tax havens have become central to global finance. The author asserts that offshore practices put capitalism and freedom in grave danger.
"Synopsis" by ,
An unknown realm to many investors, offshore finance allows giant corporations--such as Wal-Mart, British Petroleum, and Citigroup--to legally keep huge profits out of sight of regulators and the public.
 
William Brittain-Catlin tells the story of how tax havens in the Caribbean and elsewhere have become central to global finance today. He takes us through the secret networks of Enron and Parmalat, behind international trade disputes, and into organized crime and terror. This book gives disquieting evidence that, as a result of offshore practices, the key value of capitalism and civilization alike--freedom--is being put in grave danger.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.