Episode 461: Lawyers, Guns And Money


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On today's show: Three short stories from the far flung shores of New Zealand, Ireland and New Jersey.

First up, it's no secret that some Americans hide money offshore to avoid paying U.S. taxes. Over the past decade, some 39,000 people have come forward voluntarily to tell the IRS about their offshore money. This group provides a small window into the world of people who are hiding money in offshore havens.

Also: how a single page in a report written decades ago by U.S. consultants, and funded by the U.S. State Department, brought Apple to Ireland.

For more:

Who Hides Money Outside The Country?

Demand For Ammunition Is Up. Why Aren't Prices?

Why Apple (And Lots Of Other Companies) Wound Up In Ireland

Music: Warrem Zevon's "Lawyers, Guns and Money", Tanlines "Lost Somewhere" The Beatles "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.



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