vbraga writes: The Economist shows how easy it is to set up an untreaceable company in OECD countries. From the article: "Posing as consultants, the authors asked 3,700 incorporation agents in 182 countries to form companies for them. Overall, 48% of the agents who replied failed to ask for proper identification; almost half of these did not want any documents at all. ". Additional discussion at hackernews.