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It's very nearly part of the strategy of one of the players in Stross's Accelerando (http://www.amazon.com/Accelerando-Singularity-Charles-Stross...).
⬐ nathancahillSuch a great book.⬐ templaedhelFor what it's worth this book (which is excellent) is also published as a free ebook under a Creative Commons license (http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/fiction/accelera...).
The author is also a relatively prolific HN poster (https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=cstross).
My favorite use of shell corporations in fiction so far is in Accelerando  - corporations start out as python scripts:
⬐ antiheroIt would be good if one could do something along the lines of
from legal.entities import Company
jamestech = Company(address='2711 Wyoming Road')
That would be awesome.⬐ JeremyBanksAvailable for free on the author's website: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/fiction/accelera...
You might be interested in the book "Accelerando" < http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0441014151/charlieswe... >, as one of its plot points is that the basic unit of exchange in the economy changes from money to reputation.
⬐ jerfIt is also available online, with full consent of the relevant rights owners: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/accelerando/