Reflections

Conversations testing the narrative.
May
18
EU adopts AML Strategy for Russian gas: Rhetoric over Reality

EU adopts AML Strategy for Russian gas: Rhetoric over Reality

Boldly claiming impact is the ultimate skill in post-reality politics, where power devolves to leaders fooling most of the people
2 min read
Apr
28
Strategic anti-money laundering reviews: 1990-2022

Strategic anti-money laundering reviews: 1990-2022

A comprehensive analysis of strategic AML reviews, globally and in every country conducting such a review in the past 32 years.
2 min read
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
“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

“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.
6 min read
Feb
06
Reagan redux: The nine most terrifying words in the English language

Reagan redux: The nine most terrifying words in the English language

On his birthday we ask what the former president might say about “governance without government” on a global scale
1 min read
Jan
31
This is Kate. Kate is from FinCEN.

This is Kate. Kate is from FinCEN.

Kate is special.
1 min read
Dec
07
This is Bob. Bob is from FATF.

This is Bob. Bob is from FATF.

Bob's superpower is effectiveness.
Dec
07
Interview: Bitcoin, Banking System, AML/KYC

Interview: Bitcoin, Banking System, AML/KYC

SimplyBitcoinTV Interviews Ron Pol after SEC Chairman Gensler Says Bitcoin Competes with US Banking System
1 min read
Nov
16
NZ’s “zero-crime” anti-money laundering strategy: “100% effective”

NZ’s “zero-crime” anti-money laundering strategy: “100% effective”

Intelligent design crushes crime by penalizing banks, citizens, says leading regulator.
2 min read
Nov
09
Anti-money laundering effectiveness, crickets

Anti-money laundering effectiveness, crickets

Questions to which there must be an answer. Really, there must be, right?
2 min read