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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
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 --
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.
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