Taxpayers of the World, Unite!

foreignpolicy.com

Perhaps the simplest thing to say about the “Panama Papers” is something most of us already know: The rich are not like you and me.

The deepening scandal, born from the leak of a vast trove of documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, has inspired a curious mixture of shock and apathy. The documents, which show the extraordinary lengths the global elite have gone to in order to shield their wealth from taxation, are at once big news and old hat. They provide the nasty details of the kind of business most savvy people assume goes on all the time.

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