Ronald Pol

Ronald Pol

One of the least effective anti-crime measures, anywhere, ever, affects us all. For dirty truths about dirty money, read my blog. Outcomes science and occasional satire inside.
Oct
20
The more things change, the more they stay the same

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Anti-money laundering: A study in the persistence of dominant narratives.
3 min read
Oct
07
The Paradox Papers

The Paradox Papers

When the 'solutions' to Panama, Paradise, and Pandora papers prevent better anti-crime outcomes.
3 min read
Sep
24
An apology to readers

An apology to readers

And thanks for technology “causing” problems.
3 min read
Sep
23
Anti-money laundering: A lesson from modern wars

Anti-money laundering: A lesson from modern wars

Another endless war against banks, citizens, and truth.
3 min read
Sep
23
Stop serious organized crime, G7 demands

Stop serious organized crime, G7 demands

Policy wonks with expertise in a discipline that didn’t exist have a better idea, they insist. And still insist, 31 years later, to the delight of organized crime, and organized compliance.
Sep
15
Anti-money laundering, anti-science

Anti-money laundering, anti-science

Major policy intervention shuns scientific method, public policy, outcomes and policing science.
3 min read
Sep
15
"Transparency” industry staunchly tight-lipped

"Transparency” industry staunchly tight-lipped

The anti-money laundering industry demands transparency, itself excepted.
3 min read
Sep
08
When ID and KYC enable money laundering

When ID and KYC enable money laundering

To get ahead of the game, think the opposite of what you know.
3 min read
Sep
08
Is money laundering harmful?

Is money laundering harmful?

Most say yes, but more interesting observations “between the lines”.
2 min read
Aug
27
Why anti-money laundering is like Gallipoli

Why anti-money laundering is like Gallipoli

AML battle plan draws from history but misses the one thing WWI generals got right.
7 min read