Hervé Falciani, a computer engineer working at HSBC, stole the bank’s list of secret accounts. But was he out to expose tax cheats or get rich himself? Perhaps both.Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast
How pop-up tax preparers make billions off the poor.
Philanthropist and private equity mogul David Rubenstein is lauded for his patriotic donations, including half the cost of repairing the Washington Monument. He also helped save a controversial tax break billionaires love.
A profile of the policy wonk who shone the light and turned the tide on overseas tax havens.
The history of the The City of London Corporation, a “prehistoric monster which had mysteriously survived into the modern world.”
When U.S. customs law met abstract art in the form of a bird, “shimmering and soaring toward the ceiling while the lawyers debated whether it was an ‘original sculpture’ or a metal ‘article or ware not specially provided for’ under the 1922 Tariff Act.”