Obstacles

Uncovering barriers to better outcomes.
Apr
28
An effectiveness rating for FATF’s AML Effectiveness Report

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?
3 min read
Feb
22
AML: “Globalizing an extremely expensive regulatory order”

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.
4 min read
Nov
04
Interview: The ineffectiveness of AML

Interview: The ineffectiveness of AML

A Stephan Livera podcast
4 min read
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
Aug
10
Same words, different reality?

Same words, different reality?

Disagreement is not bad. How we disagree might be. Try this quick poll.
3 min read
Jul
03
“Academics think (Theory), Practitioners do (Reality)”

“Academics think (Theory), Practitioners do (Reality)”

Peering behind the wall of things we know to be true.
4 min read
Jun
19
The biggest problem with AML

The biggest problem with AML

Huge market for AML, no market for effective AML.
10 min read