Footloose: Charlie Smith's Offshore Chronicles

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Trafford Publishing, 2002 - Business & Economics - 151 pages

FOOTLOOSE is a series of short satires about offshore money, global politics, oppressive power and the art of tax avoision. As Charlie Smith meanders his way through our shrinking world, seeking his fortune and avoiding fame, we experience first-hand the complex financial and political challenges facing all of us today. Through Charlie's eyes, we see secrets locked away in treasure chests buried offshore, lately unearthed by powers bent on global regulation.


"From cover to cover, a great read. In Charlie Smith, Sharp has created a classic character, a sort of Everyman for the world of offshore finance."
Offshore Finance Canada Magazine

"With all the pressures of being exerted on the offshore world lately, FOOTLOOSE is a breath of fresh air. This book is bound to become an offshore finance classic."
Bond Mercantile Group, Merchant Bankers

"Hilarious! Fred Sharp is a wolf in Charlie's clothing."
H.E. Capital S.A., Global Asset Management

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Lost Ground to the Underground Economy
7
The Joys of OverRegulation
14
Raging Tax
21
Baloney Banking and the Barracuda
28
The Hazards of Swimming with Barracudas
35
Dead Cat Bounce
42
How Martha Took It With Her
49
Privacy Lost and Found
96
Whose Money is it Anyway?
103
Terror at Charlies Laundromat
109
Sinking Ships of State
116
Doing As They Say
123
The War on Cash
130
The Second Great Lie
137
An Arresting Affair
143

A Little Perspective Leads to Big Problems
56
Watching Taxes Go Globallistic
63
Its a Small Bureaucratic World
69
Free Spirits and Drunken Bureaucrats
75
A Common Kickback Sting
82
Postcard from Paradise
89
Donuts over Andros
150
The Dangerous Duck
157
Administratio Inexcusabilus
172
Atlas Shrunk
183
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