Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Counterfeiters are Hijacking the Global Economy
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 EconomyUser Review - Molly - Goodreads
A solid 3.5, bumped up to 4 because I haven't personally read a better intro to illicit trading book. Illicit offers a good overview of the scope of illicit trading, the depth of criminal networks ... Read full review
Review: Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global EconomyUser Review - Goodreads
Fairly depressing outlook on these global issues. Although some of the statistics and stories were very fascinating. Read full review
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