Longreads

  • Breaking Bad. The Biggest Tax Offenders in America

    20.12.2018

    Breaking Bad. The Biggest Tax Offenders in America
    Top 500 U.S. companies hold about 2.1 trillion dollars in the low-tax jurisdiction to avoid paying taxes at home. While the entire 2015 United States federal budget is only $3.8 trillion. The amount of money these companies would have to pay if they had entrusted their money to the U.S. tax system is estimated to reach $620 billion, says the ...
  • Oil Glut: Technology vs Dumping

    20.12.2018

    Oil Glut: Technology vs Dumping
    The price collapse in the oil market in June 2014 was neither sudden nor unpredictable. The imbalance of supply and demand formed over the years and it could have been predicted in advance. An overall decrease in the oil demand since the financial crisis of 2008, which plunged much of the world into the Great Recession, is hardly surprising. Mix ...
  • Money Laundering: Ukraine is cleaner than most of Europe?

    08.11.2018

    Money Laundering: Ukraine is cleaner than most of Europe?
    Over the past years, many leading European banks have been sanctioned for money laundering offenses. The big scandal that just has recently rocked Danske Bank with around $235 billion in non-resident flows between 2007 and 2015 that can be deemed suspicious, is just the latest example. Despite the huge figure, it represents less than half of the cross-border transactions that ...
  • No Sympathy for the Devil

    24.09.2018

    No Sympathy for the Devil
    This piece is not about Putin, at least not the one you are thinking of. There was a lot of rumbling in the West about who he is. But we don’t need to understand him if we understand the process. The process of the tyranny that is, which is thought of as cruelty and oppression and it is. But how ...
  • Remove the putin

    24.09.2018

    Remove the putin
    “Pudding – Alice: Alice – Pudding. Remove the pudding!” Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll In the early 2000s, the Western world wondered “Who is mister Putin?”, 15 years later, this question is still waiting for a solid answer. For more than a decade, he has been the uncrowned monarch of Russia, but the West didn’t advance much in the understanding ...
  • Paper Overlords

    24.09.2018

    Paper Overlords
    You can argue all you want, the world is ruled by money. It rules everything, every aspect of human life, accompanying almost every step of a modern man. We spend too much time thinking about the money, and we like it too. We think how to get it, how to keep it, how to multiply it and eventually spend. We always ...