Today, we take a little trip to a place called “Moneyland”. Moneyland is a virtual place – but it is also very real. In fact, it is the third richest “country” in the world.
Moneyland is the title of the Times of London’s Business Book of the Year, written by our guest Oliver Bullough. Oliver is an award-winning investigative journalist. He previously wrote two non-fiction books on Russia’s history and politics.
The book’s full title is Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Rule the World and How to Take it Back. It is where many of the world’s
As you will hear from Oliver, Moneyland is a lawless, stateless place. It is also one that the West’s own institutions have helped to create, and in the process undermine the foundations of Western stability. We cover that and more in this enthralling conversation, including:
- What Moneyland is and how it got created;
- How Moneyland works – how kleptocrats can steal, hide and spend their ill-gotten wealth (and do things like buy passports);
- Tax havens and how they work;
- The role of the West in creating Moneyland, and how Moneyland is undermining democracy;
- What we can do to fight back against Moneyland
Gabriel Zucman’s The Hidden Wealth of Nations
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