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The Resource A game as old as empire : the secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption, edited by Steven Hiatt ; introduction by John Perkins, (electronic resource)

A game as old as empire : the secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption, edited by Steven Hiatt ; introduction by John Perkins, (electronic resource)

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A game as old as empire : the secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption
Title
A game as old as empire
Title remainder
the secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption
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edited by Steven Hiatt ; introduction by John Perkins
Title variation
Secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption
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eng
Summary
Builds on the shocking picture of worldwide economic corruption first presented in John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Features a dozen chapters detailing contemporary examples of how the economic hit man game is played around the globe. John Perkins' controversial and bestselling expose, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, revealed for the first time the secret world of economic hit men (EHMs). But Perkins' Confessions contained only a small piece of this sinister puzzle. The full story is far bigger, deeper, and darker than Perkins' personal account revealed. Here other EHMs, journalists, and investigators join Perkins to tell their own stories, providing the first probing and expansive look into this pervasive web of systematic corruption. With chapters spotlighting how specific countries around the globe have been subverted, A Game as Old as Empire uncovers the inner workings of the institutions behind these economic manipulations. The contributors detail concrete examples of how the "economic hit man game" is still being played: an officer of an offshore bank hiding hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen money, IMF advisers slashing Ghana's education and health programs, a mercenary defending a European oil company in Nigeria, a consultant rewriting Iraqi oil law, and executives financing warlords to secure supplies of coltan ore in Congo. Together they show how this system of corruption and plunder operates in real life, and reveal the price that the rest of the world must pay as a result. Most important, A Game As Old As Empire connects the dots, showing how the various pieces of this system come together to create the world's first truly global empire
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Midwest
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364.1/323
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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A game as old as empire : the secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption, edited by Steven Hiatt ; introduction by John Perkins, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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9781605096919
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11282065
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A game as old as empire : the secret world of economic hit men and the web of global corruption, edited by Steven Hiatt ; introduction by John Perkins, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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MWT11282065
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781605096919
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11282065
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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