Friday, June 21, 2013

Moving with the times

Judging from the e-mail traffic around here, it looks like Ireland has found a new business line from being a preferred offshore location for structured investment vehicles of the global banking system, an activity that blew up in 2007. Now we seem to be a preferred offshore site for spam. Litigation being what it is in Ireland -- what did the EU expect when taking on the country's most powerful lobby? -- we won't name names, but a recent spam surge began with an outfit nominally complying with US law by giving a physical address on Baggot Street in Dublin.