The Panama Papers- tax evasion or bust

We have been told to draw many lessons and revelations from the most recent and biggest whistleblower leak. The responses fall into four broad camps – those telling us to be shocked, those telling us to not be shocked, those telling us to not let this leak fade into obscurity and those telling us action is needed.

The Panama Papers will fade into obscurity, and we shouldn’t be shocked by this. Glenn Greenwald alludes to this in his own article in the Intercept where he stated that “scandal had been legalised”. This kind of behaviour has been legalised and normalised over subsequent decades to the point that when we finally discover it explicitly we aren’t really shocked. An eye roll and a brief sigh, maybe, but we only confirmed what we already knew.

Despite this initial reaction, there is still something to learn from all this,

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