A journalist was executed last month while investigating this story.
Sad. They're ruthless and play for keeps.
Paradise Papers: Link to firm that sued murdered Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia
by Neil Chenoweth - Nov 6 2017
What's mind boggling is the unrelenting avarice, nothing is ever enough, how can that not end in disaster?
Here's a good short interview with one of the main investigative reporters (out of 300 that have worked on these papers over the past year)
Frederik Obermaier, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Paradise Papers Reveal Tax Evasion & Shady Dealings by Nike, Apple, Queen of England & Trump Cabinet
Published on Nov 6, 2017
https://democracynow.org - A slew of 13.4 million leaked documents revealed how the world’s richest men stash away billions of dollars in wealth in offshore tax havens. The revelations, known as the Paradise Papers, implicate more than a dozen of President Trump’s Cabinet members, advisers and major donors. We continue our conversation with Frederik Obermaier, co-author of the Paradise Papers. He is an investigative reporter at Germany’s leading newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung. Obermaier also worked on a separate investigation, the Panama Papers, and is co-author of the book “Panama Papers: The Story of a Worldwide Revelation."
1:40 re. Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross speaking at the confirmation hearing
2:00 Paradise Papers evidence of conflict of interest with Russians,
Wilber Ross and Putin’s son-in-law Kirill Shamalov (https://www.forbes.com/sites/katiasavchuk/2016/03/30/how-vladimir-putins-son-in-law-became-russias-youngest-billionaire/#19690cad2cc7)
4:30 - Is Ross’s denials of knowing the principles realistic?
4:40 - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
And for this young men and women die while believing in jingoistic lies and doing the dirty deeds of the oligarchs who couldn't give on flying fart for them or their families.
What a loss. ln the seventies I dreamed of a society and people that had forced themselves to recognizing that it was time to shift our priorities,
There was more to life than greed and relentless demand for more than we know what to do with, what about living and experience the days of the arch of our individual unique lives? But no they all glued on TV of one sort or another trying to someone else lives while hating their own.
Humanity had gotten so big and impactful, that our Earth couldn't handle too much of it, for a number of reasons.
But thanks a global Hollywood ad campaign and unquenchable consumerism was too alluring and too hell with being concern about seven stupid generations our into the future we had good times to experience damned the torpedo - give me another shot of my particular poison please. :snake:
This is what it got us.
Allowing companies to gobble one another until private greed driven enterprises grew bigger than governments.
And the people running them become Mad as Hatters, literally I ain't speaking figuratively :smirk:
"Fiduciary Responsibility" somehow got morphed into Maximizing Profits, Minimizing Liabilities,
and the moral trick of classifying responsibilities as "externalities" to be eliminated and ignored.