VIDEO | Mark Fiore: Hiding, Secret and Shell

Award-winning animator Mark Fiore’s response to the Panama Papers was to create a faux ad for an American-style Mossack Fonseca to highlight how easy it is to hide money in the U.S. Watch the clip and read the animator’s thoughts on the subject below.  (To watch on Vimeo, click on the blue box with the white lettering that says Watch on Vimeo.)

By Mark Fiore  truthdig.com  April 7, 2016

Now that the Panama Papers have begun to reveal the shadowy world of Mossack Fonseca’s offshore accounts, isn’t it time to look at the entire system?  Remember, Mossack Fonseca is just one of many firms specializing in setting up offshore accounts that allow people to hide their money.  (Or, more importantly, hide themselves.)  Most of these people with offshore accounts are just trying to avoid paying taxes, but many of them are corrupt politicians and other criminals.

As it turns out, you don’t even have to go offshore to thoroughly hide your dough, or your connection to it.  The United States is one of the best places to stash those anonymous bucks—just ask China.  (And while you’re at it, check the real estate market in New York, Miami or San Francisco.)  Of course, the US government is already saying they’re going to change the rules so the true owner of a shell company must be revealed, but I won’t be holding my breath.

This is a profitable business, and it just so happens that loads of donors to both major US political parties kinda like it the way things are.  Don’t count on these corporate shells to become transparent anytime soon.  And as long as there are clever ways to hide your money and identity, there will be bad guys hiding their dirty money, at home and abroad.  Enjoy the cartoon and be sure to check out my behind-the-scenes Patreon page, where the finances are always fully-transparent!


Media for the people!  Bringing you the best of the alternative media and original articles and videos.  Click here to help by learning more about Rise Up Times, spreading the word, and making a donation. 


 

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: