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Vultures' picnic : a Greg Palast investigation

Author: Greg Palast
Publisher: New York : Dutton, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shares an exposé of the relationship between the oil and banking industries while arguing that such environmental disasters as the Gulf oil spill and Exxon Valdez can be directly linked to corporate corruption and failed legislation.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Palast
ISBN: 9780525952077 0525952071
OCLC Number: 706017788
Notes: "In pursuit of petroleum pigs, power pirates, and high-finance carnivores"--Jacket.
Description: 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Goldfinger --
Lady Baba-Land: the Islamic Republic of BP --
Pig in the pipeline --
The coon-ass Riviera --
The cheese smelled funny so we threw it in the jungle --
The wizard of ooze --
My home is now a strange place --
We figure out who murdered Jake --
The sorcerer's stone --
Fukushima, Texas --
Mr. Fairness --
The generalissimo of globalization --
Vultures' picnic --
Lots of fish.
Responsibility: by Greg Palast.

Abstract:

Shares an exposé of the relationship between the oil and banking industries while arguing that such environmental disasters as the Gulf oil spill and Exxon Valdez can be directly linked to corporate corruption and failed legislation.

"This is the story of the corporate vultures that feed on the weak and ruin our planet in the process---a story that spans the globe and decades. For Vultures' Picnic, investigative journalist Greg Palast has spent his career uncovering the connection between the world of energy (read: oil) and finance. He's built a team that reads like a casting call for a Hollywood thriller--a Swiss multilingual investigator, a punk journalist, and a gonzo cameraman--to reveal how environmental disasters like the Gulf oil spill, the Exxon Valdez, and lesser-known tragedies such as Tatitlek and Torrey Canyon are caused by corporate corruption, failed legislation, and, most interestingly, veiled connections between the financial industry and energy titans. Palast shows how the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization, and Central Banks act as puppets for Big Oil. With Palast at the center of an investigation that takes us from the Arctic to Africa to the Amazon, Vultures' Picnic shows how the big powers in the money and oil game slip the bonds of regulation over and over again, and simply destroy the rules that they themselves can't write--and take advantage of nations and everyday people in the process"--Provided by publisher.

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