Bridge

Extracts from academic papers, bridging the science/narrative gap.
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
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
Jun
26
The myth of money laundering’s 2-5 percent of global GDP

The myth of money laundering’s 2-5 percent of global GDP

Of mythical numbers, facts by repetition, and truths by mantra.
3 min read
Jun
15
“Money laundering" originated with Al Capone

“Money laundering" originated with Al Capone

Evidence suggests that the practice preceded and the money laundering phrase post-dated Capone.
2 min read
Jun
15
What is money laundering?

What is money laundering?

Even regulators fall into common misconceptions.
1 min read