An effectiveness rating for FATF’s AML Effectiveness Report
A new report assesses the state of global anti-money laundering efforts. How does the “effectiveness” report rate for effectiveness?
“The Canadian model”: Any country can weaponize money laundering laws to wage war on dissent; forcing banks, crypto firms to freeze accounts to combat citizens’ thought crime
Canada uses existing money laundering laws to target citizens’ thought-crime, maybe-crime, pre-crime, and petty-crime. Fear not, likeminded leaders; you too have these laws. The FATF AML model is a turnkey, one-size-fits-all version, easily deployed against any country’s citizens.
AML: “Globalizing an extremely expensive regulatory order”
Scientists and even the UN have repeatedly exposed the puny impact of anti-money laundering efforts, yet the increasingly stark reality has been ignored for decades, and AML groupthink remains hostile to evidence challenging the dominant narrative.
This is Bob. Bob is from FATF.
Bob's superpower is effectiveness.
The more things change, the more they stay the same
Anti-money laundering: A study in the persistence of dominant narratives.
The Paradox Papers
When the 'solutions' to Panama, Paradise, and Pandora papers prevent better anti-crime outcomes.
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.
Why anti-money laundering is like Gallipoli
AML battle plan draws from history but misses the one thing WWI generals got right.
When the AML juggernaut diverted onto a side-road
On a warm summer’s day, in Paris, a Sunday…