Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Counterfeiters are Hijacking the Global Economy (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Oct 10, 2006 - Political Science - 11 pages
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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 so necessary to contain them. Riveting and deeply informed, Illicit will change how you see the world around you.


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Review: Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy

User 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 Economy

User 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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About the author (2006)

Moisés Naím is the editor of the influential magazine Foreign Policy, published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Under his leadership, Foreign Policy has gained wide recognition for its cutting-edge articles, winning the 2003 National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Naím holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. from MIT and was the Minister of Industry and Trade in Venezuela, as well as an Executive Director of the World Bank. His columns are regularly carried by some of the world’s leading publications, such as The Financial Times, Newsweek, El País, and Corriere della Sera.


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