The United Kingdom, or at least it's ruling class, is the most successful organized criminal enterprise in the history of the world.
Trevor Abrahmsohn, a U.K. real-estate agent, remembers London before the modern property boom began. "London was as Paris is today: an interesting, quirky souvenir town. We had the Tower of London, the Queen, the palace, and the Changing of the Guard," he says, adding Scotch whisky as an afterthought. "That is what we stood for. London was not a tax haven."
Looting whole economies, money laundering, tax dodges . . . if you've got a fortune to steal, the UK will become your protection, for the right price.