R.I.P.? Dying to close an offshore account

The FBAR, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Form 114, was developed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to collect and analyze information...
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Before the next crisis

These should be the best of times. World poverty is at a record low, and world incomes are at a record high. People in...
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Offshore centers introduce substance legislation to stave off EU blacklisting

Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and Cayman have all introduced new legislation late last year requiring...
Figure 3: Since the 1960s, growth in the world’s retired population has increased by 17 percent

The population bust: Demographic change and the coming fiscal crisis

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opted to raise the sales tax in order to shore up government finances in addition to taking steps to...

Private lives and public interest

When litigation looms large on the horizon, a party anticipating being caught up in court proceedings can be concerned to ensure that their personal...
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What are the policies President Bolsonaro intends for Brazil?

On Oct. 28., 2019, Jair M. Bolsonaro won the runoff of the 2018 Brazilian presidential elections and became the 38th president of the country....

Containing China

The Chinese character for China depicts a place between heaven and earth, at the center of the universe, and, for 5,000 years, China has...
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Hard Brexit

One of the truisms of modern politics in the U.K. is no one is surprised by anything. Not the confidence vote in Theresa May,...
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And the solution is: adopt global best practices

What is the optimum size of government as a percentage of GDP? And what is the optimum number of elected representatives per million people?...

Taiwan – the least talked about success story

Country A vs. Country B comparisons are popular to make in comparative economics. One of the most notable examples is North Korea vs. South...

Every ending is a new beginning

Before we look out towards the year ahead and imagine what new beginnings may be in store for 2019, it is worth first looking...

Germany: ‘Unprecedented political chaos’

Germany has plunged into unprecedented political chaos,” a headline dramatically proclaimed in the prestigious international Foreign Policy magazine in the wake of the German...