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KPMG offshore tax dodge a 'facade' designed to hide money, ex-client says CBC News
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Swiss financial sector ‘vulnerable’ to crime swissinfo
“For much of human history, most individuals have lacked economic freedom and opportunity, condemning them to poverty and deprivation. Today, we live in the most prosperous time in human history. Poverty, sicknesses, and ignorance are receding throughout the world, due in large part to the advance of economic freedom. In 2017, the principles of economic freedom that have fueled this monumental progress are once again measured in theIndex of Economic Freedom, an annual guide published by The Heritage Foundation, Washington’s No. 1 think tank. For over twenty years the Index has delivered thoughtful analysis in a clear, friendly, and straight-forward format. With new resources for users and a website tailored for research and education, the Index of Economic Freedom is poised to help readers track over two decades of the advancement in economic freedom, prosperity, and opportunity and promote these ideas in their homes, schools, and communities. The Index covers 12 freedoms – from property rights to financial freedom – in 186 countries
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Trusting the Process Kleptocracy Initiative
KleptoCast interview with TJN's Andres Knobel about how trusts became the next frontier in dodging taxes and shielding assets
Stop politicking. Canberra public servant chief John Lloyd decries the polticisation of the Victorian and Queensland public service, saying it would never happen in the Commonwealth.
The Data-Driven Transformation of Intelligence
(1) Here's what it's like to live in a "non-truth" country. (2) More on the collaborative French fact-checking project CrossCheck. (3) Fake news vs. primary school kids. (4) Live fact-checking in Argentina. (5) Here's where to get legal help in obtaining documents from stubborn sources. (6) Andrew Puzder blames "a tsunami of fake news" for his failed nomination as U.S. labor secretary. (7) Wired explains how the term "fake news" became meaningless. (8) A writer says his fake tweets were "satire" but the Twitterverse disagreed, angrily. (9) How misinformation affects the stock market and your retirement. (10) Have you registered for Global Fact 4 in Madrid? (11) A structured overview of how ad money fuels fake news.