The Pandora Papers are the biggest leak of this kind demonstrating the inner workings of tax havens, tax avoidance mechanisms, international hidden wealth and even money laundering, and they prove international politicians and their donors are no better or indeed no different from Mafiosi. The people that appear on this latest list of hidden wealth are mostly "public servants", but this clearly proves otherwise they are using these positions and their notoriety to serve their own interests, not that of the public. The level of secrecy international shell companies is near absolute, they aid corruption and are the so-called "legal" way to bypass the regulation that establishes financial order that functioning economies need to be based upon.
Just as organised crime may own legitimate businesses to launder their illegitimate earnings, these offshore business loopholes are used in much the same way by the very people that are meant to be making the legislation that prevents this exact sort of tax evasion. If politicians are not transparent and legislating against such organised financial crime, their careers should be over, but alas all we hear is "this is legal" or "I no longer have ties to this company". Journalism needs to hold these people to account, they cannot just be named and not shamed as the financial criminals they are. What we should take from the Pandora Papers then is that financial corruption has been so normalised that even massive investigations into this kind of sleaze rarely leads to any legitimate prosecutions, outrage or change.