Paradise Papers: how our tax evasion laws help the rich get richer

The recent leak of the Paradise Papers – thirteen million documents relating to the financial affairs of some of the world’s wealthiest people and corporations – is but another reminder of the distorting effect of wealth on our legal system and our politics. Among the many varied figures alleged to have been involved in tax […]

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Review: Why Information Grows by César Hidalgo

Photo: Penguin Books César Hidalgo is a physicist by training, and currently runs the Macro Connections group at MIT’s media lab. His book is (amongst other things) about theories of economic growth. It is not immediately apparent how these are connected. And that’s what makes it such an interesting read. Why Information Grows begins by […]

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