THE PRICE WE PAY
A film by Harold Crooks
"THE SOCIAL CONTRACT
IS BROKEN"Saskia Sassen, Sociologist
Author of "The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo"
"225 YEARS AFTER THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, WE'RE BACK TO SQUARE ONE" Brigitte Alepin, Tax Policy Expert
Author of "La crise fiscale qui vient"
"THOSE WHO KNOW DON'T TALK (...) AND THOSE WHO TALK
DON'T KNOW"John Christensen, Director, Tax Justice Network
"About 10 to 15% of the world's financial wealth is invested offshore, beyond the realm of
tax authorities"James Henry, Senior Advisor @ Tax Justice Network
Former Chief Economist, MacKinsey & Co
"THE PROBLEM IS THAT MANY POLITICIANS HAVE AN ILLUSION THAT THEY ACTUALLY RUN
THEIR COUNTRY"Stuart Fraser, former Chair, Corporation of the City of London, Policy Committee
"DEMOCRACY BECOMES A SORT OF FARCE, ALLOWING THE POWERFUL TO ESCAPE ALL CONSTRAINTS" Alain Deneault, Philosopher
author of "Canada: A New Tax Haven"
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.