SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
WATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2019
SUNDAY TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR
an ECONOMIST Politics and Current Affairs book of the year
and a DAILY MAIL and TIMES book of the year
'You cannot understand power, wealth and poverty without knowing about Moneyland
Simon Kuper, New Statesman
2019: democracy is eating itself, inequality is skyrocketing, the system is breaking apart. Why?
Because in 1962, some bankers in London had an idea that changed the world. That idea was called 'offshore'. It meant that, for the first time, thieves could dream big. They could take everything.
Join investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into the hidden world of the new global kleptocrats.
See the poor countries where public money is stolen and the rich ones where it is laundered and invested. Watch the crooks at work and at play, and meet their respectable, white-collar enablers. Learn how the new system works and begin to see how we can tackle it. Eye-opening and essential ... Bullough has provided a model for how to tell a gripping and comprehensible story about a complex and crucial subject. You cannot understand power, wealth and poverty without knowing about Moneyland
. -- Simon Kuper * New Statesman * If you want to know why international crooks and their eminently respectable financial advisors walk tall and only the little people pay taxes, this is the ideal book for you. Every politician and moneyman on the planet should read it, but they won't because it's actually about them. -- John le Carre, author of A Legacy of Spies Corruption undermines democracy, weakens institutions and erodes trust, it destroys lives and impoverishes millions. Moneyland
starts from that truth and tells London's part of that story ... This important book shows clearly that foreign policy isn't about foreigners, it's about us. -- Tom Tugendhat, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee A concise, confident book ... pacy, clever and entertaining ... if you still have any illusions about the wonders of liberated capitalism, Moneyland
will probably cure you. -- Andy Beckett * Guardian * A darkly fascinating ride. -- John Arlidge * Sunday Times * There are few people who know the world of illicit finance and money laundering like Oliver Bullough. He takes us on a journey through the maze of complicity and criminality that will upend all your confidence in the institutions that should be protecting us. -- Bill Browder, author of Red Notice: How I became Put