Vadim Nikitin, 21 February 2019
Show More Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule the World and How to Take It Back by Oliver Bullough.
Profile, 304 pp., £20, September 2018, 978 1 78125 792 0Show More
Dark Commerce: How a New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future by Louise Shelley.
Princeton, 376 pp., £24, October 2018, 978 0 691 17018 3Show More
“... probably seemed an excellent investment at the time. Such schemes comprise what the journalist Oliver Bullough calls kleptocracy. Moneyland, his impassioned but at times specious book, depicts the universe inhabited by global money launderers and calls out the Western bankers, lawyers, property brokers and politicians who profit from it. Kleptocracy ...”