Moneyland : why thieves & crooks now rule the world & how to take it back / Oliver Bullough.
Profile Books, 2018.
9781781257920 9781781257920 (hbk.) :
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.
298 pages ; 24 cm
Well worth a read. An eye opener into how the super rich live a completely different life to most of us.
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