“If you still have any illusions about the wonders of liberated capitalism (this) will probably cure you.”

“Until this situation changes, the lawyers, bankers and drafters of deliberately loose financial laws will continue to prosper.”

Examples the Guardian cites from Oliver Bullough’s book:

– The US General Accounting Office finding that “the US government had no idea who owned … one-third of the buildings” it “leased for high-security purposes”.

– “In London’s hugely expensive Eaton Square alone, he discovers, there are 86 properties owned through “anonymous structures”.

Another must-read, then, on the learning curve of how deeply our world is in trouble today. (But who has the time? Most of us have jobs. And there are so many troubles. And they tend to be so labyrinthine….)

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