Archive for the ‘Criticism by those who seem not to have read the book’ Category

Jun 06 2011

My Cayman book award isn’t big enough

(Apologies for the recent lack of posts – I’ve been on holiday. I’m back now, though still working only part-time today, for family health reasons.)

Just as I went away on holiday on May 25th, I discovered that my old favourite Anthony Travers, chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange and former chairman of Cayman Finance, not content with calling

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Mar 15 2011

Me in the Guardian: 10 Reasons We Should Tax Corporations

Corporate lobbyists have been putting forward a lot of arguments about why taxes on corporations should be cut or eliminated, and arguing that tax avoidance is OK.

It’s time to face these bogus arguments head on. I have a piece in the Guardian today, doing just that, entitled 10 reasons we should tax corporations.

Read it here, and add …

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Feb 14 2011

Has Toby Young read my book?

A review in the Daily Mail, by Toby Young, with the absolutely horrific headline: Why the super-rich deserve their tax holiday. The article goes on in the same vein – though it does call it a “lively and well written book.”

This is going to go in the category of “Criticism by those who seem not to have read …

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Jan 20 2011

Jersey finance responds to Treasure Islands

Geoff Cook of Jersey finance, of course, is defending Jersey after my Guardian extracts painting it in a rather unflattering light. It’s rather more polite and sophisticated than the cries of ‘imbecile’ emanating from the Cayman Islands, and it carries the headline ‘Well-run tax havens help, not hinder, the global economy.’

(This Geoff Cook article is a tad old, but …

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Jan 13 2011

The FT, the Caymans, and Treasure Islands

I wrote recently about Anthony Travers of the Cayman Islands calling me an ‘imbecile’ for what  I say in Treasure Islands. (Has he read it?) When a Caymans television interviewer asked him to comment on my description of these places as combining futuristic offshore finance with medieval politics, Travers’ reply was:

“I don’t know what he is talking about. And

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Jan 12 2011

The Cayman Islands’ Travers says I’m an imbecile

What a surprise! Anthony Travers, chairman of Cayman Finance, has branded me an ‘imbecile’ and accuses me of having the mind of an 11 year old. Nice to hear from you again Tony! I’d love to know why you and your colleagues refused to see me on my visit.

Cayman 27 reports that I:

blame offshore financial centres like the Cayman

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