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    Document Leak Exposes Tax Dodging of the Rich and Famous

    There’s trouble in paradise. The Paradise Papers, like the Panama Papers before them, are a massive leak — 13.4 million documents explaining how over the last seven decades, everyone from Queen Elizabeth to Bono to Oxford to Apple to Harvey Weinstein hid money offshore to avoid paying taxes. While these revelations haven’t toppled any government officials yet, as the Panama Papers did in Iceland, they’re exposing changing attitudes toward tax avoidance, indicating that the general public doesn’t give the wealthy a pass on evading taxes, even in technically legal ways.

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