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This book is a compilation from various authors and is a companion volume to A Game as Old as Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption.
The selection of topics centers around finances and global corporate power.
Some of the tools for corporate tax evasion are listed. "Transfer pricing" and "round-trips" are two of the more prominent vehicles.
Profit laundering through tax havens is another.
Chapter 4 "BCCI's Double Game" by Lucy Komisar alone makes this book a "must read". The names associated with that bank make for strange bedfellows to say the least!
Another current topic is the real motivation for invading Iraq. It has nothing to do with WMD's and it's a case of history repeating itself.
After reading about the exploitations related to institutions like the IMF, World Bank and other international entities, the reader is treated to some promising developments in the final chapter.
Individual community ordinances to regulate corporations on a local level and a call for corporate charters are two examples.
This is an excellent book for any reader interested in the financial and economic aspects of the American Empire.
More About the Author
Steven H. Ratti (born 1956) is a former United States Coast Guard officer. He is the son of retired U.S.
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