Saturday 10 December 2016

When enough is enough

Published 10/04/2016 | 02:30

Panama Papers: The Arango Orillac Building in Panama City, with a sign listing the Mossack Fonseca law firm. Photo: AP
Panama Papers: The Arango Orillac Building in Panama City, with a sign listing the Mossack Fonseca law firm. Photo: AP

Sir - We are told that to hide money from the tax man is breaking no laws. Well that's a new one one me. I was under the impression that "you pay your taxes or we'll be down on you like a ton of bricks", or in the case of the super wealthy, "a ton of gold bars".

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The Panama Papers are slowly revealing the true extent of some people's greed.

It's a fact that ever since we came down from the trees and formed ourselves into tribes the powerful emerged as leaders and with that position came the rewards. This has evolved into what we now call capitalism - it's a basic instinct to hang on to as much of it as you can so you will be wealthy beyond compare, so too will your kids and their kids after them. So when does enough become enough? When does the urge to keep on accumulating vast wealth start to diminish?

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