[UCP Books]: Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens by Gabriel Zucman

Now in Paperback


 

Hidden Wealth of Nations
The Scourge of Tax Havens

Gabriel Zucman

Publication Date: August 15, 2016 ISBN-13: 978-0-226-42264-0 Paper $16.00 / £11.00

 

 “Zucman has built his career remarkably quickly, and in the process has made a place for himself among the most influential economists working today.” Quartz

 

 “A provocative new book. . . . In Piketty’s forward, he urges all those interested in inequality, global justice and the future of democracy to read the book. The wealthy among them might want to take particular note. Attacking tax havens is a crucial first step to ratcheting up taxation on the rich. The more information there is about offshore assets, the harder they will be to defend.” Financial Times

 

 “It is because Zucman takes the courageous step of moving beyond academia to being an activist committed to promoting a new and radical solution that he has unambiguously (even if cautiously) identified, that I welcome this book. Far too few academics are willing to take on the role of the public intellectual who steps up and demands action to address a problem that they have identified. Zucman deserves full marks for doing so.” Times Higher Education

 

“A strong virtue of Zucman’s book is that it puts a bright spotlight on an area in which significant reforms might appeal to people who otherwise disagree on a great deal. You might believe that the tax system should be made more progressive, or you might believe that it should be made less so. But whatever you think, you are unlikely to support a situation in which trillions of dollars are hardly taxed at all.” Cass Sunstein | New York Review of Books

 

Gabriel Zucman is assistant professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. For more information, please contact Carrie Olivia Adams: coa@uchicago.edu / 773.702.4216

 

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