Richard Brooks is an investigative journalist for Private Eye magazine and the author of the forthcoming book Bean Counters: The triumph of the accountants and how they broke capitalism.
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Richard Brooks: How accountants got away with murder
Often perceived as dull, the secretive world of international accountancy has grown, cockroach-like, in stature even as the financial world crashed in 2008. Safe from real censure, the world’s biggest accountancy firms have evolved into behemoths – there to encourage tax avoidance, to prop up anti-democratic movements, to push sometimes damaging deregulation, even to infiltrate the machinery of the state.