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Tom Burgis is an investigations correspondent at the Financial Times who has reported from more than forty countries. He has won major journalism awards in the United States and Asia and been short-listed for eight others, including two British Press Awards. His critically acclaimed book The mostrar mais Looting Machine won an Overseas Press Club of America Award. mostrar menos

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I liked this book and appreciate what is doing. Unfortunately a lot of this sailed passed me due to my own lack of prior knowledge about some less well known political figures and unfamiliarity and confusion with the many of names. I listened to it on audiobook. The premise of the book is pretty easy so it was nice to just sit back and enjoy the ride. I definitely got some things out of this book but I dont think I got everything. It is worth your time though. The mass corruption we face in the world today is terrifying. The author argues that the privatization of power is the ultimate goal behind efforts to launder and steal money from the commonwealth of humanity.… (mais)
 
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wolfe.myles | outras 3 resenhas | Feb 28, 2023 |
Fascinating book about vast quantities of dirty money mostly out of Kazakstan and how it has corrupted the west. Even touches on Trumps financing. Unfortunately written by an anti capitalist, so despite being meticulously researched it doesn’t seem like the subject gets an even handed treatment. Doubly unfortunately, the reading is not first class either. Despite those short comings, it’s a good book, which I’d recommend.
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jvgravy | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 30, 2020 |
It's insane that we all agree to this. And we do. Did you vote Labour? Guess how Blair is making his money. Voted Conservative? Who let City of London continue without any change? And the worst thing about it is that we think it's bad, we just think the money stolen from other countries coming here is worth it. Keep voting. You think our politicians are any dumber than politicians in eastern Europe and can't figure out how to extract money from useful idiots?
 
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Paul_S | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 23, 2020 |
Keeping journalism alive, this a well researched and well written account of how extraction industry is enabling corrupt regimes to thrive in Africa.
 
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