The author and entrepreneur Raymond Baker accuses the US and China, which together account for over 40% of the world’s nominal GNP, of knowingly exploiting secrecy in global economic relations. Now, the COVID pandemic, the war in Ukraine and climate change even worsen inequality within and among nations.

[Highly recommended book if I may say so. I’ve read it, too, and although I don’t agree in every aspect, Baker’s arguments are very legitimate.]