Posts By: Nicholas Shaxson

An award

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I’ve just heard that I’ve won an award for investigative journalism from the Society of the Silurians, a veteran US journalists’ association.  Here’s the relevant entry:

Investigative Reporting
Medallion: Vanity Fair, “Snakes on a Campaign” by Nicholas Shaxson. 
Shaxson, writing in mid-campaign when Donald Trump was still considered a dark horse candidate, discloses what was known at the time about

Where’s the organised civil society pushback on big finance and monopolies?

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Rupert Murdoch knows how to turn market dominance into profits

This blog is about the urgent need for an organised civil society response to the overlapping concerns raised in my headline, particularly monopolies. (There is scattered pushback on finance, but not enough.)  Though there’s been a bit of a recent flurry of interest in monopolies, it’s mostly been in the …

The one and only Chris Simpson

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This is generally supposed to be a blog about tax havens, and this post isn’t anything to do with tax havens. But this is my blog and I can post what I want: if you read it you’ll see why. Chris died of a heart attack in Dakar just over a month ago.

Who was Chris Simpson?

For an all …

Treasure Islands, relaunched for Truxit

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There is now a new version of Treasure Islands available. Essentially, it’s got a new introduction, and a new chapter.  Here is an excerpt.

“The Brexit vote was, in the end, about globalisation. The hottest issue was immigration, which is, as Professor John van Reenen of the London School of Economics points out, ‘globalisation made flesh’. But behind the vote