Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Counterfeiters are Hijacking the Global Economy (Google eBook)
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 so necessary to contain them. Riveting and deeply informed, Illicit will change how you see the world around you.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global EconomyUser Review - Lauren - Goodreads
The book is a little bit repetitive, but it makes sense in the context of the similar ways in which different goods and cargo, including people, are smuggled and trafficked around the world. It ... Read full review
Review: Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global EconomyUser Review - Wish Vivek - Goodreads
This book basically explains the adverse effects of the changes in economic policies at an all-encompassing global level during the '90s through references to liberalization & globalization and how ... Read full review
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