Thursday January 23, 2020

Panama Papers: Just when you thought it could not get murkier

Professor Brooke Harrington has dedicated most of her professional life to unearthing the secrets of wealth planning. But even she struggles to get her head around the sheer size of the global system revealed last week

10th April, 2016
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‘The scope of it alone is almost overwhelming.”

Brooke Harrington is in a better position than most to comment – but even she struggles to wrap her head around the sheer size of the global system laid bare by the Panama leaks last week.

“It’s like when you go to physics class and someone tries to explain how big the sun is or how old the Earth is. But how do we process...

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