The Price We Pay

Directed by Harold Crooks

A documentary on the history and present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues by harboring profits in offshore havens.


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  • ★★★½ review by Sherman Ho on Letterboxd

    Being an accountant, this is really quite an interesting documentary that details how tax havens (including Singapore!) are causing the widening income inequality around the world. I’ve always felt that the finance industry today has deviated far from its original purpose - it is now just a money making machine with too much power and too little moral grounding.

    I wonder how non-accountants would find this film though.

    Watched on iTunes at home.

  • ★★★★½ review by Comon on Letterboxd

    To be absolutely seen!

  • ★★★★½ review by joy-pix on Letterboxd

    I saw this as part of the Take One Action programme. Stunning. Horrifying. Excellently put together.

    I'm still reeling a few hours later, and feeling angry about the greed. One audience member, however, said he had heard that the financial dealers who "play" the market and keep on accumulating more wealth then they can possibly need, do so out of a kind of addiction to the process. Which reminds me of what someone said of the scientists who developed the atomic bomb - they "couldn't stop" until they had solved the scientific problem of how to do it: most of them were were oblivious to the potential consequences for humanity.

    Go see it if you can, and get into action, in however small or large a way you can . . .

    [9 May 2016 - there's a petition afoot to get Cameron to act on the issue at the upcoming summit on Anti-corruption. See The Independent and The Guardian.]

  • ★★★★½ review by Nirvillica on Letterboxd

    @LevequeBenjy sould see this film ;)

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