Inside the I.R.S. files of the ultra-wealthyAmanpour & Co June 14, 2021 (Interview audio or transcript) The journalist Jesse Eisinger breaks down the ProPublica investigation into how little the uber-rich pay in taxes, and what that means for the rest of us.
She exposed the truth about ‘dirty money’: It’s everywhere Mark SchoofsNew York Times June 10, 2021 (Opinion) On the same day that President Biden vowed to make global financial systems more transparent so that individuals and organizations engaged in corruption would find it harder to “shield their activities.” a federal judge imposed prison time on Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a former Treasury Department official who, by providing secret government documents to an investigative reporter, did more to bring transparency to the global financial system than almost anyone else in recent memory.
(Certainly governments do take actions to reduce harm or otherwise improve the lives of the people. This is often, even typically, the result of political action by citizens. This post gives examples.)