Russia Prepares for a Big War: The Significance of a Tank Army Sic Semper Tyrannis (GF).
Private Infrastructure Contracting May Be a Quick Way to Round Up Capital, but Does It Create Lasting Jobs? The Nation. Re Silc: “The overall plan by the Koch crew is to degrade USA infrastructure and then rebuild as private for more rent.”
Brazil’s president scrambles to avoid impeachment Globe and Mail
PANAMA PAPERS The secrets of dirty money Süddeutsche Zeitung. This is the main site; multiple stories.
Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Allied site.
Panama Papers: Jurgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca – the lawyers whose firm is at the centre of global controversy Independent. Mossack Fonseca sounds like one of Daenerys Targaryen’s significant others: “Hizdahr zo Loraq, Daario Naharis, and Mossack Fonseca….”
Intercept model, not Wikileaks model:
And now the mainstream:
Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leaks reveal Xi Jinping’s family links to offshore companies International Business Times. A refreshing change from Look! Over there! Vladimir Putin!
Massive leak exposes how the wealthy and powerful hide their money McClatchy. NOTE: A story headlined “The new offshore haven: Wyoming” is coming up, but not yet online.
The United States seems to be exceptional:
— Peter Yeung (@ptr_yeung) April 4, 2016
Either that, or there are other shoes yet to drop:
Editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung responded to the lack of U.S. individuals in the documents, saying "Just wait for what is coming next"
— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) April 3, 2016
The World’s Favorite New Tax Haven Is the United States Bloomberg (January 2016).
How Delaware Thrives as a Corporate Tax Haven NYT (2012).
Panama Papers Live Update Thread Reddit. Sources, as they come online.
State Of The Race: Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania Down with Tyranny
True confession: Sometimes I feel bad for Hillary Clinton Corey Robin (MR). Robin’s take on Terry Castle’s LRB piece (linked to yesterday, still worth a read).
Bernie Sanders Took Money From the Fossil Fuel Lobby, Too — Just Not Much The Intercept. $24.
Early Missteps Seen as a Drag on Bernie Sanders’s Campaign NYT. The “misstep” is not spending more time in 2015 in the early states (as, admittedly, Carter did).
Donald Trump: Foreign Policy’s Useful Idiot? Foreign Policy in Focus
Blue collar voters: Trade is killing us McClatchy
An Inconvenient Truth About Free Trade Bloomberg
Almost two-thirds of people in the labor force do not have a college degree Economic Policy Institute (GF).
Money, Power, and Monetary Regimes (PDF) Pavlina Tcherneva, Levy Institute. Long must-read, so grab a cup of coffee.
Antidote du jour (via RS):