Global crisis rooted in systemic failure of the financial and political elite

CEO George Friedman says the current economic problems in the United States, Europe and elsewhere are the result of systemic failure in two major communities: the financial and political elite. Colin: Another of those rollercoaster weeks on the stock market may have terrified the wits out of investors but it belies …

Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson

Reviewed by Jeremy Haken I would like to call your attention to a new book by UK-based journalist Nicholas Shaxson called “Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World. (US Edition, Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens, scheduled for release April 12, 2011) …