A relatively accurate, so far as I can see, article on FATCA in the NY Times:
Conrad de Aenlle, “A long-distance relationship with the I.R.S.”
Even articles that are fairly accurate seldom recognize that this affects “accidental” Americans, i.e. people who aren’t Americans at all, aside from a legal technicality of US law.
Thanks for giving this a separate blog post, as it does deserve more visibility.
It was also posted here by John Brown, and there are a few comments. I am waiting to see if it shows up on http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/ so we can make comments, correct inaccuracies and extend the story to include the blow back of DATCA onto the homeland.