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001    on1286074830 
003    OCoLC 
005    20211130022650.0 
008    211123s2021    nyu      b    001 0 eng   
010      2021026596 
020    9781250274526|q(hardcover) 
020    1250274524|q(hardcover) 
035    (OCoLC)1286074830 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cFMG|dFMG 
043    n-us--- 
049    CKEA 
050 00 HV6769|b.M53 2021 
082 00 364.16/80973|223 
100 1  Michel, Casey,|eauthor. 
245 10 American kleptocracy :|bhow the U.S. created the world's 
       greatest money laundering scheme in history /|cCasey 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bSt. Martin's Press,|c2021. 
300    x, 349 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-340) and 
505 0  The Sole Miracle -- Why Not Do as the Americans Do? -- 
       Control Everything, Own Nothing -- Neck-Deep -- Slap in 
       the Face -- Scooping Caviar with a Shovel -- Mensa-
       Certified Genius -- Fish Physician -- United States vs. 
       Thriller Jacket -- Not a Gambino -- The Wild West -- A 
       Gaping Hole -- Fucking Cursed -- The Oligarchs Are Just 
       Fronts -- Corruption in the Flesh -- Open Season -- 
       American Kleptocracies. 
520    "A remarkable debut by one of America's premier young 
       reporters on financial corruption, Casey Michel's American
       Kleptocracy offers the first explosive investigation into 
       how the United States of America built the largest illicit
       offshore finance system the world has ever known. "An 
       indefatigable young American journalist who has virtually 
       cornered the international kleptocracy beat on the US end 
       of the black aquifer." -The Los Angeles Review of Books 
       For years, one country has acted as the greatest offshore 
       haven in the world, attracting hundreds of billions of 
       dollars in illicit finance tied directly to corrupt 
       regimes, extremist networks, and the worst the world has 
       to offer. But it hasn't been the sand-splattered Caribbean
       islands, or even traditional financial secrecy havens like
       Switzerland or Panama, that have come to dominate the 
       offshoring world. Instead, the country profiting the most 
       also happens to be the one that still claims to be the 
       moral leader of the free world, and the one that claims to
       be leading the fight against the crooked and the corrupt: 
       the USA. American Kleptocracy examines just how the United
       States' implosion into a center of global offshoring took 
       place: how states like Delaware and Nevada perfected the 
       art of the anonymous shell company, and how post-9/11 
       reformers watched their success usher in a new flood of 
       illicit finance directly into the U.S.; how African 
       despots and post-Soviet oligarchs came to dominate 
       American coastlines, American industries, and entire 
       cities and small towns across the American Midwest; how 
       Nazi-era lobbyists birthed an entire industry of spin-men 
       whitewashing trans-national crooks and despots, and how 
       dirty money has now begun infiltrating America's 
       universities and think tanks and cultural centers; and how
       those on the front-line are trying to restore America's 
       legacy of anti-corruption leadership-and finally end this 
       reign of American kleptocracy"--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Money laundering|zUnited States. 
650  0 Banks and banking, International|zUnited States. 
650  0 Financial institutions|xMoral and ethical aspects|zUnited 
650  0 Commercial crimes|zUnited States. 
994    C0|bCKE 
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