The news is buzzing at the moment about something being called the 'Panama Papers' - a leak which shows how a Panamanian law firm supposedly helped some of its clients avoid tax and launder money in secret. Here's our quick round-up of the coverage.
In certain respects it's a question of fairness. Some people have been able to avoid paying tax or hide money from illegal activities, while the majority pay tax and would be punished for similar behavior. It's only really those with enough money in the first place that can afford to do this. And while it may seem a fairly distant and abstract idea, it means money that should have been taxed and used to pay for public services around the world hasn't been.
It's also about the wider consequences of money being concealed like this, which means less accountability for where it's come from, and the possibility that it stems from immoral actions. Yesterday, the ICIJ published this video, which draws connections between the activities the leak reveals and some of the conflicts, turmoil and deprivations currently affecting people around the world.