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Come corollari, poi, l'autrice inserisce altri concetti del tutto discutibili e superficiali. Un po' ovunque nel resto del libro sono poi disseminate osservazioni e racconti che sono, per quanto brutti, poco rilevati. Si raggiunge l'apice, per fare un esempio, quando una disavventura personale in un aeroporto inglese viene elevata a dimostrazione di cospirazione degli Stati occidentali verso i cittadini. Non manca ovviamente, verso fine libro, la solita descrizione della politica italiana,tutta parziale e critica in un solo senso, che invece di concentrarsi sui tanti mali dell'Italia come organizzazione nel suo complesso, si limita a parlare male di una parte, probabilmente in vista delle recenti Elezioni Politiche.

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Sort order. Start your review of Economia canaglia: il lato oscuro del nuovo ordine mondiale. This book touched on a wide range of subjects, so it'd be most useful as: -An introduction to the rogue economy and how it's interweaved with legal goods and services. Similar books that tackle individual issues in greater detail: -McMafia by Mischa Glenny, on organised crime -Knockoff by Tim Philips, on counterfeit goods -The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier, on global poverty -The World Food Problem by Howard Leathers, on aid efficacy -Gar This book touched on a wide range of subjects, so it'd be most useful as: -An introduction to the rogue economy and how it's interweaved with legal goods and services.

It resembles a nineteenth-century American gold-rush town, hence the name. Tucked behind a stretch of road nicknamed Arizona Highway, which runs near the Croatian border, the market has been nicknamed the Walmart of Serbia because it was constructed with the support of American troops at the end of the Balkan civil war.

Hollywood blockbusters, such as Risky Business and Pretty Woman, project an entirely fictional image of prostitution. To offset the trade surplus, China runs a capital account deficit with America, i. America has welcomed such a strategy to keep consumers and voters happy and the economy afloat.

Often, bank managers alert developers and buyers, who are their clients, of a forthcoming foreclosure so that these can approach the owner and purchase the property before it is auctioned off by the bank. What makes their wealth soar are not sudden jumps of the share prices held in their portfolios, but rising fees received for their work. The law was designed to protect the profits of British plantation owners across the empire, from the West Indies to Africa and India.

They could maintain British residency and move their domicile, i. Therefore they were taxed only on the income they brought back to England while the rest was tax free.

The identical principle is today applied to new billionaires residing in London. By moving to the UK, people can avoid taxation in their own country on billions of dollars. Only Americans cannot benefit from this law, because the US taxes its citizens on global income. In and , for example, the economic rise of China created an unprecedented commodities boom. Against this background, hedge funds have speculated heavily in the commodity markets, pushing prices even higher.

The main entry came through offshore facilities and shell banks located in the West Indies. Its financial section drastically reduced money laundering inside the US and in dollars. For example, US banks and register banks can no longer do business with offshore shell banks. In addition, the Patriot Act gave American monetary authorities the right to monitor dollar transactions throughout the world. Today, it is a criminal offence for a US bank or a US-registered foreign bank not to alert the authorities of suspicious transactions in dollars anywhere in the world.

These dirty businesses simply shifted to Europe, where the newly unified European currency offered organisations already involved in money laundering unexpected opportunities for groth. In addition, local land registers cannot communicate with each other across borders; therefore it is impossible to verify if somebody has bought properties in different jurisdictions.

In , members of the Bulgarian elite began developing joint ventures with Bulgarian state enterprises and fictitious foreign firms located offshore. To fund these partnerships, they borrowed money from Bulgarian state banks, that was then moved offshore.

The first displacements were felt in Taiwan, the next were in other neighbourhoods, such as in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan. More than covers disappeared during on month in Chicago. YSL, Estee Lauder, and Clinique, for colluding in maintaining high prices to the detriment of consumers.

Discounts are fixed by the cartel, and if shops grant higher reductions, they cease to have access to products. Lure the migrants to Europe. Chinese-based organisations supervise the transcontinental shipment of people, while locally based Chinese groups manage the transit points of the human merchandise to the countries of destination. Today, Moscow and Malta serve as the most popular transhipment points.

After a few weeks, however, these immigrants can be fired and forced to work, often for the same employer, in the black market. In other cases, they reach Europe with regular passports and tourist visas, which are confiscated by the traffickers at the border. Without regular documents, immigrants must work in the black market to survive.

In , the Dutch company Soil and Crop improvements patented teff, a cereal from Ethiopia, and all the derivatives of its flower. Teff is the main staple grain of 80 million Ethiopians. Cosmetics multinationals have skilfully registered many African enzymes, microorganisms, and fungi as their own new beauty products. Most of the victims come from developing countries, where counterfeit medicines are regularly consumed. The gold industry is totally unregulated and relies on trading companies scattered around the world.

Miners in East Congo sell their gold to negociants, small traders who constantly mingle in the mines. The negociants bring the gold to Ituri, a major gold market controlled by Congolese war lords. From Ituri, a fleet of smugglers carry the gold to Uganda. Children and adolescents from even poorer neighbouring countries, such as Mali, trek all the way to cocoa plantations to earn a subsistence salary. Millions of people depend for their sustenance on this parasitic rogue economy. The alternative could impoverish them further, if it does not put them at risk of death.

To eradicate the problem, one must also attack the root causes, a task that only local governments can accomplish. Action Aid suggests that the impact of the banana price war fought in the UK since has halved hourly wages of plantation workers in Costa Rica, which supplies one out of every four bananas consumed in the UK and Ireland. Workers now earn 33p an hour and are under such pressure to produce that they cannot afford to take time off when planes spray pesticides on the crops.

Japanese Tobacco International owns the rights to sell several brands of Western cigarettes outside the West, and is one of the fastest growing companies in the world. The company also own Kraft Foods. Legitimate auction sites, such as eBay, host 30 million annually in the trade for goods that exist only in synthetic worlds. Estimates from the Chinese government set the number of video-game users at 24 million.

About one in four Chinese Internet users is a player. The volume of the illegal business has grown so vast and the laundering techniques are so advanced that wholesalers find it impossible to verify the origin of the coins. Online casinos use E-currencies were created to avoid this traceability.

The most popular e-currencies are Paypal, Neteller and E-Gold. Unlike Paypal, E-Gold allows account holders to maintain their anonymity. E-Gold is a digital gold currency issued by e-gold Ltd, a company incorporated in Nevis, Lesser Antilles, an offshore facility.


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Economia canaglia: il lato oscuro del nuovo ordine mondiale



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