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Books in brief: Dirty Secrets by Richard Murphy

"Murphy’s solution, one he has expounded before, is 'unitary taxation' across the world"

By Simon Bowers   March 2017

Dirty Secrets: How Tax Havens Destroy the Economy by Richard Murphy (Verso, £12.99)

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Spirited and resolute, Richard Murphy has for decades been a leading voice on the left arguing for international tax reform. He fizzes with ideas about how policy-makers should organise policies on an international scale—and his target is invariably tax havens.

His latest book, Dirty Secrets: How Tax Havens Destroy the Economy, argues that if we manage to stamp out tax havens, the rewards will be bountiful: inequality will fall, and so too the cost of…

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