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

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

Bullough, Oliver, 1977- author

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Profile Books, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Oliver Bullough
ISBN: 1781257922, 9781781257920
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 298 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Wealth.; Power (Social sciences); Economic history 21st century.; Economics.