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Money land : why the thieves & crooks now rule the world & how to take it back

Author: Oliver Bullough
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2018. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From ruined towns on the edge of Siberia, to Bond-villain lairs in Knightsbridge and Manhattan, something has gone wrong with the workings of the world. Once upon a time, if an official stole money, there wasn't much he could do with it. He could buy himself a new car or build himself a nice house or give it to his friends and family, but that was about it. If he kept stealing, the money would just pile up in his  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Bullough
ISBN: 9781781257920 1781257922
OCLC Number: 1056365592
Awards: Long-listed for Orwell Prize 2019 (UK)
Description: 298 pages ; 25 cm.
Other Titles: Moneyland
Responsibility: Oliver Bullough.

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From ruined towns on the edge of Siberia, to Bond-villain lairs in Knightsbridge and Manhattan, something has gone wrong with the workings of the world. Once upon a time, if an official stole money, there wasn't much he could do with it. He could buy himself a new car or build himself a nice house or give it to his friends and family, but that was about it. If he kept stealing, the money would just pile up in his house until he had no rooms left to put it in, or it was eaten by mice. And then some bankers in London had a bright idea. Join the investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into Moneyland - the secret country of the lawless, stateless superrich. Learn how the institutions of Europe and the United States have become money-laundering operations, undermining the foundations of Western stability.

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If you want to know why international crooks and their eminently respectable financial advisors walk tall and only the little people pay taxes, this is the ideal book for you. Every politician and Read more...

 
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