The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Richard Brooks

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.