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The Price We Pay (2015)

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The Price We Pay is inspired by Brigitte Alepin's book La Crise fiscale qui vient. Director Harold Crooks (who co-directed Surviving Progress with Mathieu Roy) blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate malfeasance with this incendiary documentary about the dark history and dire 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. Tax havens, originally created by London bankers in the 50s, today put over half the world's stock of money beyond reach of public treasuries.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

The ideas in this densely packed but enlightening film can be challenging, but must be heard.

October 29, 2015 | Full Review…

In its account of the many ways corporations shield their dough, the film lacks specifics that would be useful to many viewers.

October 27, 2015 | Full Review…

A concise, engrossing and occasionally infuriating overview of the ways multinationals avoid taxes by stashing profits in offshore havens.

October 27, 2015 | Full Review…
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In addition to diagnosing the problem, the film also offers solutions though the challenge ahead is beyond daunting. Open your eyes. Go and see this film.

March 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A penetrating look at how offshore tax havens in places like the Cayman Islands operate as a key neoliberal institution.

October 29, 2015 | Full Review…

There's a ton of information here, and there's no question that director Harold Crooks's arguments are convincing.

October 27, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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