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📒Crude Intentions ✍ Alexandra Gillies
✏Crude Intentions Book Summary : Billions of dollars stolen from citizens are circling the globe, enriching powerful individuals, altering political outcomes, and disadvantaging everyday people. News headlines provide glimpses of how this corruption works and why it matters: President Trump's businesses struck deals with oligarchs and sold property to secretive shell companies; the Panama Papers leak triggered investigations in 79 countries; and, corruption scandals toppled heads of state in Brazil, South Africa, and South Korea. But how do these pieces fit together? And if the corruption is so vast and so tied up with powerful interests, how do we begin to fight back? To find answers, Crude Intentions examines the corruption crisis that erupted during the recent oil boom. From 2008 to 2014, oil prices shot through the roof. Motivated by more than nine trillion dollars in new oil money, corruption followed apace. Examining the oil boom is like placing a drop of dye in the circulatory system of global corruption, and watching as it reveals the system's channels and pathways. Company bosses signed off on risky schemes to snap up choice oil blocks. Politicians in Brazil and Nigeria stole billions to build up their election war chests. Kleptocrats in Angola, Azerbaijan, and Russia seized upon the oil wealth to cement their hold on power. And an army of bankers, accountants, and lawyers lined up to help these corrupt actors stash their loot in the global system of shell companies and tax havens that serves today's super-rich. The money then bought yachts, mansions, and even a few foreign politicians. Drawing on information exposed by intrepid journalists, prosecutors, and whistle blowers, Crude Intentions tells jaw-dropping stories of corruption and asks what we can learn from them. The cases reveal common tactics, but also vulnerabilities in this web of fraud. These are the starting points for building a smarter fight against corruption, in the oil sector and well beyond.
📒Crude Intentions ✍ Grace Srinivasiah
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📒Good Intentions Corrupted ✍ Paul Volcker
✏Good Intentions Corrupted Book Summary : Despite its good intentions, mismanagement and corruption plagued the UN's Oil-for-Food Program: • More than 2,200 companies paid 1.8 billion in illegal surcharges and kickbacks to the Iraqi regime • The UN Security Council stood by as the Iraqi regime outright smuggled about 8.4 billion of oil during the Program years in violation of UN sanctions • The Iraqi regime steered oil contracts for political advantage by giving rights to buy oil to dozens of global political figures sympathetic to Iraq's goal to loosen or overturn the UN sanctions • The Iraqi regime provided Benon Sevan, the UN's chief administrator of the Program, with rights to buy more than 7 million barrels of oil • UN-related humanitarian agencies collected tens of millions of dollars for costs they never incurred, and some built factories in Iraq that weren't needed or that never worked at all • Even UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan was tainted by it But the whole story has never been told in one place.
✏The Plays of the San Francisco Mime Troupe 2000 2016 Book Summary : The never silent, hilariously thought-provoking,Tony and OBIE award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe, in celebration of our 60 years of revolutionary theatre has put together an anthology of our scripts from 2000 - 2016. From the War on Terror to the War on Drugs, from genetically modified foods to financially modified democracy, from corporate personhood to Occupy to Trump - the Troupe has dealt with the issues of the day with our particular brand of outrageous, hard-hitting political musical comedies, tragedies, farces, and melodramas. Speaking truth to power, giving voice to the voiceless, comforting the afflicted, afflicting the comfortable, this collection of scripts is being provided - including introductions to the plays, photos, fan quotes, and artists biographies - at price every fan, supporter, student, historian, and comrade of the Troupe can afford… FREE!
📒First And Last Things ✍ H.G. Wells
✏First and Last Things Book Summary : Reproduction of the original: First and Last Things by H.G. Wells
✏Diocesan Synods A speech delivered at a meeting of Clergy and Laity held at Derby Book Summary :
✏A Letter to R Cobden Esq on the impolicy and tyranny of any system of state education Book Summary :
📒Soviet Economic Intentions ✍ Lionel D. Edie & Co. Economics Division
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📒Good Intentions ✍ Charles M. North
✏Good Intentions Book Summary : Addresses the thorniest present-day economic issues by combining a biblical framework with standard economic tools and principles, suggesting that is it possible to do good in economic matters if one begins with the right assumptions. Original. 13,500 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
📒China S Intentions For Russian And Central Asian Oil And Gas ✍ Gaye Christoffersen
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