Reflections

Conversations testing the narrative.
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
08
Is money laundering harmful?

Is money laundering harmful?

Most say yes, but more interesting observations “between the lines”.
2 min read
Aug
27
Interview: Do efforts to combat money laundering really work?

Interview: Do efforts to combat money laundering really work?

Westpac, Sharesies penalized. AML breaches. No money laundering or crime. Public policy and New Public Management (NPM) context.
3 min read
Aug
17
Pandemic and/or “full” AML compliance?

Pandemic and/or “full” AML compliance?

Poll results are in. Only one thing is certain. Nothing. (Except, perhaps, for a secret power, hidden in plain sight).
3 min read
Aug
10
AML compliance, oxymoron

AML compliance, oxymoron

Effective AML’s oxymoron buddy?
3 min read
Jul
03
AML law making: Evidence-based or driven by theory, belief, and assumption?

AML law making: Evidence-based or driven by theory, belief, and assumption?

Are these examples from your country, or might they reflect your next AML extension?
5 min read
Jun
26
Applied outcomes science, an example

Applied outcomes science, an example

Effective outcomes seldom happen by accident, and good design trumps rhetoric and hope.
7 min read