How the Dutch helped CBS cheat on its taxes

An icon of a robber running away from a government building holding a loot-sack; the background is the Dutch flag and the robber’s head has been replaced by the CBS ‘eye’ logo. Image: Adrien Coquet/Noun Project (modified) https://thenounproject.com/term/thief/2490760/ CC BY: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

When you think about tax-havens, you probably think about Caribbean “treasure islands,” the ex-colonies whose erstwhile conquerors set them up as dependent financial secrecy jurisdictions whose economies were doomed to be stunted forever.

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