Thu, 7 April 2016
Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion (@felixsalmon), joins us to discuss the Panama Papers leak and the journalism behind it. Why these services are used. The Icelandic prime minister's dance with resignation as a result of the resulting public pressure. The growing global frustration with wealthy elite shenanigans. Why the Panama Papers has led to more exposure of Europeans than Americans. How are the elite referred into this money-sheltering schemes. "Family offices." How the ICIJ coordinated with the journalists. The immediate tightening of "know-your-customer" rules by banks.
On the Fun Half - Bernie vs. Hillary in Qualifications-gate, there are more interesting things to talk about than Bernie-or-Bust, and your calls and IMs!