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As we move ever further into this 21st century, we learn more and more about the disparities within our society, and unrest grows.
And that’s not to say that we should even the playing field in the way that folks like AOC and Bernie Sanders suggest. Absolutely not. But there are echelons and plateaus here, with some of the world’s most influential people existing at a level far beyond what anyone would have previously imagined possible, and in a realm beyond the bounds of usefulness – even in the most decadent of extrapolations.
This week, a new financial data leak is giving the world a sneak peak into this fiscal free-for-all...and it’s not pretty.
Some 35 current and former leaders and more than 300 public officials are featured in the files from offshore companies, dubbed the Pandora Papers.
They reveal the King of Jordan secretly amassed £70m of UK and US property.
They also show how ex-UK PM Tony Blair and his wife saved £312,000 in stamp duty when they bought a London office.
The couple bought an offshore firm that owned the building.
And there’s more…
The leak also links Russian President Vladimir Putin to secret assets in Monaco, and shows the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis – facing an election later this week – failed to declare an offshore investment company used to purchase two villas for £12m in the south of France.
Around the world, there is a growing angst among the general population, as vast fortunes of wealth remain hidden in the coffers of the world’s most powerful. This latest leak will likely only expound on this frustration, and bring the world closer to some sort of war on the rich.
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