Oct 20 2011

Jeffrey Sachs on Treasure Islands

Posted by: Nick Shaxson in: Thoughts

A while ago I wrote a blog entitled Has Jeffrey Sachs been reading Treasure Islands? Well, now I know the answer: the world famous economist has read it. He spoke about it at a conference in Paris recently, and someone who has just watched the video sent me this transcript

And, by the way, while I shamelessly plug my own book, I want to plug someone else’s as well.  I’m sure everybody knows it, but the book by Nick Shaxson, last year… on... Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World is… [[PAUSE FOR APPLAUSE]]… it is really an utterly superb book, so well done.

Blatant self-promotion, I know, but I do like to do everything I can to promote sales and raise awareness.

Update: the quote is at 49:30 on the Jeffrey Sachs video here.

one comment

Demetrius 10st October, 2011 2.03 pm

And why not? It is quite clear what your message is and how you are delivering it. Unlike, I fear some of your more strident critics.

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