SOURCE: The Atlantic
The West, and United States, Undermine Sanctions with their Financial Institutions
by Casey Michel
American law supports many of the instruments of international financial crime, and American banks and law firms staff them, because they are profitable and useful to oligarchs from around the world. Sanctions on Russian oligarchs will fail unless there is a crackdown on oligarchs in general.
NYT Reports Trump's Leaked Tax Returns
The report, based on Trump's leaked tax records, indicates that he routinely used business losses to avoid taxes, but also has significant mortgage debts due in the near future.
Big Alex McKenzie and the Last Great Fraud of the Gilded Age
by Paul Starobin
Alexander McKenzie’s plot to corner Alaska’s gold proved to be the last great swindle of the original gilded age, as this seamy chapter in our national life gave way to what become known as the Progressive Era.
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