Do not read this book if you are feeling a bit “down” – this will push you into deep depression.
The only comfort I got was that O&G is not the root of all evil. Smart (and negative-ethics) lawyers, accountants, politicians and middle-men clearly are.
This deep dive on how extreme wealth has created a new country (called Moneyland) that is outside the jurisdiction of any/all sovereign states. Not only is this bad in the traditional way of greed and penalizing all citizens who do pay taxes, but the outcome is much worse. The scale of the system undermines democracies…
and the book has an unexpected sting in the tail.