脏钱与发展

华盛顿—近几十年来,世界在对抗贫困方面取得了巨大进步。但是,随着2014年进入尾声,仍有十亿人——地球人口的七分之一——每天的生活费仍不足1.25美元。

结束贫困需要全球努力——并找到全球努力地资源。乍一看你,价格标签令人震惊。我们知道发展援助不足以结束贫困。还需要动用私人部门投资、发展中国家的税收和其他资金源完成这一使命。

事实是,世界有足够的钱完成这一使命。一个出人意料的可以派上大用场的财富源是全球为数巨大的脏钱(dirty money)供给:跨国公司的未报告利润、腐败所得,以及毒品、军火和人口贩子的利润——所有这些都藏匿于离岸银行账户、公司和信托中。

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