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What are the Paradise Papers? Dirty secrets and abusive capitalists haven’t sounded this alluring since Fifty Shades of Grey. The so-called Paradise Papers — a reference to the scenic locales that double as the world’s most tax-friendly jurisdictions — are a massive trove of over 13 million leaked financial records that reveal the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies.