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Illicit How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats Are Hijacking the Global Economy

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ISBN-10: 1400078849

ISBN-13: 9781400078844

Edition: 2006

Authors: Moises Naim

List price: $17.00
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A groundbreaking investigation of how illicit commerce is changing the world by transforming economies, reshaping politics, and capturing governments. In this fascinating and comprehensive examination of the underside of globalization, Moises Naím illuminates the struggle between traffickers and the hamstrung bureaucracies trying to control them. From illegal migrants to drugs to weapons to laundered money to counterfeit goods, the black market produces enormous profits that are reinvested to create new businesses, enable terrorists, and even to take over governments. Naím reveals the inner workings of these amazingly efficient international organizations and shows why it is so hard — and…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

The Wars We Are Losing
Global Smugglers Are Changing Your World
Small Arms and Loose Nukes
No Business Like Drug Business
Why Is Slavery Booming in the 21st Century?
The Global Trade in Stolen Ideas
The Money Washers
What Do Orangutans, Human Kidneys, Garbage, and Van Gogh Have in Common?
What Are Governments Doing?
Citizens vs. Criminals
Why We Are Losing
What to Do?
The World Ahead
References
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index