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Inside the secret, boring, scandalous world of offshore elite tax avoiders.


People in the government know perfectly well this is going on. They have to know what lines their pockets, and they're lobbied heavily by the folks involved in making this happen. But they depend on the rest of us not knowing about it.

Sociologist Brooke Harrington explains how she learned about the world of tax avoidence experts by becoming one herself, her journey into the international network of offshore havens and professional middle-men dedicated to keeping profits from taxation, and why tax dodging has been such a lucrative gamble, from the Crusades to the private jet era.

Brooke is author of the Atlantic article Inside the Secretive World of Tax-Avoidance Experts.

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Brooke Harrington

Brooke Harrington is a sociologist and associate professor at the Copenhagen Business School.


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