- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Anchor
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400078849
- ISBN-13: 978-1400078844
- Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
A groundbreaking investigation of how illicit commerce is changing the world by transforming economies, reshaping politics, and capturing governments.In this fascinating and comprehensive examination of the underside of globalization, Moises Naím illuminates the struggle between traffickers and the hamstrung bureaucracies trying to control them. From illegal migrants to drugs to weapons to laundered money to counterfeit goods, the black market produces enormous profits that are reinvested to create new businesses, enable terrorists, and even to take over governments. Naím reveals the inner workings of these amazingly efficient international organizations and shows why it is so hard – and so necessary to contain them. Riveting and deeply informed, Illicit will change how you see the world around you.
About the Author
Moisés Naím (born 1952) is a Senior Associate in the International Economics Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an internationally syndicated columnist whose writings are published by leading papers worldwide, and author of more than ten books. In 2013, the British magazine Prospect listed Naim as one of the world’s leading thinkers.
He is the former Minister of Trade and Industry for Venezuela and Director of its Central Bank and Executive Director of the World Bank. He also served as the editor in chief of Foreign Policy magazine for 14 years.