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Opinion: The reason it’s so easy for wealthy Americans to hide their money — and how to stop it

As with the Panama Papers that were released five years ago, not too many Americans were caught up in the Pandora Papers. The leaks came from 14 offshore wealth service providers in countries where wealthy Americans typically don’t seek services, …

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Opinion: Economist: Congress should’ve killed the debt limit a long time ago. Here’s what it should do now

Since political optics will prevent lawmakers from ever getting rid of the debt limit, which is what they should’ve done decades ago, they should instead neuter it by doing away with the Senate’s filibuster rule for it. Congress would still …

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Opinion: SEC commissioner: Investors have the right to make their own decisions without regulators standing in the way

Seeing these frauds day after day, week after week and year after year can make a securities regulator like me wonder whether anyone raising money from investors is honest. But that cynicism, understandable as it may be, can undermine our …

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