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The Paradise Papers

Unread postby TheBrunswickian » 5th November, 2017, 5:58 pm

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists have just released their discoveries from a cache of documents leaked to the German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and gives the world further insight to how the rich and powerful hide their money.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/paradise-papers

Named in the papers are US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, HM Queen Elizabeth, Facebook, Twitter, Lord Ashcroft, executives at Glencore, Justin Trudeau's fundraiser...
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Unread postby Jacketh » 5th November, 2017, 6:04 pm

They said when the Panama Papers were released they were only the tip of the iceberg, so this is hardly surprising. And I imagine this is just below the tip.

Still, pretty depressing.
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Unread postby CRUSTY SEA MILF » 5th November, 2017, 10:25 pm

What's new, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, at least in America. Gawd I love our economic system and policies
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Re: The Paradise Papers

Unread postby Dolly » 6th November, 2017, 10:19 am

The papers don't really show any connection with the Trump administration and Russia. I think a lot of this is being sensationalized, unlike the Panama Papers.
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Unread postby ConnorM » 6th November, 2017, 10:48 am

The parts of the papers dealing with the Queen's investments are amusing to me. "Oh, the Queen is avoiding tax", is what it sounds like people are saying, without realizing that she chooses to pay taxes, 'cause it's her government.
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