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The Resource American kleptocracy : how the U.S. created the world's greatest money laundering scheme in history, Casey Michel

American kleptocracy : how the U.S. created the world's greatest money laundering scheme in history, Casey Michel

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American kleptocracy : how the U.S. created the world's greatest money laundering scheme in history
Title
American kleptocracy
Title remainder
how the U.S. created the world's greatest money laundering scheme in history
Statement of responsibility
Casey Michel
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A remarkable debut by one of America's premier young reporters on financial corruption, Casey Michel's American Kleptocracy offers the first explosive investigation into how the United States of America built the largest illicit offshore finance system the world has ever known. "An indefatigable young American journalist who has virtually cornered the international kleptocracy beat on the US end of the black aquifer." -The Los Angeles Review of Books For years, one country has acted as the greatest offshore haven in the world, attracting hundreds of billions of dollars in illicit finance tied directly to corrupt regimes, extremist networks, and the worst the world has to offer. But it hasn't been the sand-splattered Caribbean islands, or even traditional financial secrecy havens like Switzerland or Panama, that have come to dominate the offshoring world. Instead, the country profiting the most also happens to be the one that still claims to be the moral leader of the free world, and the one that claims to be leading the fight against the crooked and the corrupt: the USA. American Kleptocracy examines just how the United States' implosion into a center of global offshoring took place: how states like Delaware and Nevada perfected the art of the anonymous shell company, and how post-9/11 reformers watched their success usher in a new flood of illicit finance directly into the U.S.; how African despots and post-Soviet oligarchs came to dominate American coastlines, American industries, and entire cities and small towns across the American Midwest; how Nazi-era lobbyists birthed an entire industry of spin-men whitewashing trans-national crooks and despots, and how dirty money has now begun infiltrating America's universities and think tanks and cultural centers; and how those on the front-line are trying to restore America's legacy of anti-corruption leadership-and finally end this reign of American kleptocracy"--
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Michel, Casey
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Money laundering
  • Banks and banking, International
  • Financial institutions
  • Commercial crimes
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American kleptocracy : how the U.S. created the world's greatest money laundering scheme in history, Casey Michel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kleptocracy by the numbers -- Prologue: Too big to see -- Stationary bandits. The sole miracle ; Why not do as the Americans do? ; Control everything, own nothing ; Neck-deep ; Slap in the face -- Lifestyles of the rich and famous. Scooping caviar with a shovel ; Mensa-certified genius ; Fish physician ; United States v. Thriller jacket -- American warlords. Not a Gambino ; The Wild West ; A gaping hole ; Fucking cursed -- United States of Anonymity. The oligarchs are just fronts ; Corruption in the flesh ; Open season ; American kleptocracies
Control code
on1227086949
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 349 pages
Isbn
9781250274526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1227086949
Label
American kleptocracy : how the U.S. created the world's greatest money laundering scheme in history, Casey Michel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kleptocracy by the numbers -- Prologue: Too big to see -- Stationary bandits. The sole miracle ; Why not do as the Americans do? ; Control everything, own nothing ; Neck-deep ; Slap in the face -- Lifestyles of the rich and famous. Scooping caviar with a shovel ; Mensa-certified genius ; Fish physician ; United States v. Thriller jacket -- American warlords. Not a Gambino ; The Wild West ; A gaping hole ; Fucking cursed -- United States of Anonymity. The oligarchs are just fronts ; Corruption in the flesh ; Open season ; American kleptocracies
Control code
on1227086949
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 349 pages
Isbn
9781250274526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1227086949

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