Reno, Nevada, USA - a neo-Suiça.
Alguns trechos impagáveis:
«Ah, the rich irony: years after Obama single-handedly destroyed the secrecy-based Swiss banking model, the U.S. itself has taken over the role of the world's biggest, if no longer very secret, tax haven, and the epicenter is this modest Nevada city located next to lake Tahoe, which has become the favorite city, if only for tax purposes, for such names as Apple and the Rothschilds.»
«After years of lambasting other countries for helping rich Americans hide their money offshore, the U.S. is emerging as a leading tax and secrecy haven for rich foreigners. By resisting new global disclosure standards, the U.S. is creating a hot new market, becoming the go-to place to stash foreign wealth. Everyone from London lawyers to Swiss trust companies is getting in on the act, helping the world’s rich move accounts from places like the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands to Nevada, Wyoming, and South Dakota.“How ironic—no, how perverse—that the USA, which has been so sanctimonious in its condemnation of Swiss banks, has become the banking secrecy jurisdiction du jour,” wrote Peter A. Cotorceanu, a lawyer at Anaford AG, a Zurich law firm, in a recent legal journal. “That ‘giant sucking sound’ you hear? It is the sound of money rushing to the USA.”»
Money-Laundering & Tax Cleaning à força toda - ou a força centrípeta do Buraco Negro Finaceiro, são dois títulos alternativos para o mesmo filme. Mas também o que é que estavam à espera da Moblândia cuja capital dá pelo sugestivo nome de Washing-Ton?
Parece que começaram por chamar-se Colúmbia, os famosos USA. Por este andar, ainda acabam a ser conhecidos mundialmente por Nova-Cocagne.