Stuffed Under Panamanian Mattresses

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The news of the week is the Panama Papers, the world’s largest cache of meaningfully leaked documents. I’ve been trying to process the scale and meaning of this story, and perhaps like you I’ve found myself initially a bit overwhelmed.

The world’s wealthiest people have stashed tens of trillions of dollars — more than the sovereign debt of the most powerful nation on the planet — under a mattress of Pretty Much Entirely Legal offshore shell companies.

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