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Looting Machine : Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
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In his first book, The Looting Machine, Tom Burgis exposes the truth about the African development miracle: for the resource states, it's a mirage. The oil, copper, diamonds, gold and coltan deposits attract a global network of traders, bankers, corporate extractors and investors who combine with venal political cabals to loot the states' value. And the vagaries of resource-dependent economies could pitch Africa’s new middle class back into destitution just as quickly as they climbed out of it. The ground beneath their feet is as precarious as a Congolese mine shaft; their prosperity could spill away like crude from a busted pipeline.
Genre: Business + Money Management
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
Author: Tom Burgis
Street Date: July 19, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-1232
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