Despite the interconnectedness of today’s global economy, a vast disparity exists between the financial systems and opportunities that exist for the ultra wealthy and those that exist for the rest of us. The investigations of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – architects of the Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, and FinCEN Files projects, among others – have exposed the gaps, loopholes, and systemic flaws in financial systems around the globe that create one financial system for the elite – often at our expense. It took 400 journalists from 88 countries to unravel what the 2100 incident reports in the FinCEN files revealed about these systems. We’ll look at the ways this global collaboration worked to unravel complex financial networks; the consequences of these financial systems for economies and communities; and explore these opportunities to repair and rebuilt a more equitable, transparent system.
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