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The Blood Bankers

Tales from the Glob­al Under­ground Econ­o­my
by James S. Hen­ry
2005, Thun­der’s Mouth Press
(First pub­lished in 2003 by Four Walls Eight Win­dows)
ISBN 1560257156
417 pages, illus­trat­ed.

Pub­lish­er Com­ments:
Like ten­ta­cles on a vast octo­pus, the first­hand inves­ti­ga­tions in The Blood Bankers all lead to one core. A finan­cial detec­tive of sorts, inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist Jim Hen­ry ana­lyzes a range of scan­dals, includ­ing the loot­ing of the Philip­pines by the Mar­cos fam­i­ly and the finan­cial col­lapse of nations through­out the devel­op­ing world. A rogues’ gallery of inter­na­tion­al crim­i­nals owes its exis­tence to the dra­mat­ic growth of the under­ground glob­al econ­o­my over the last two decades. Our world is being reshaped, often in sin­is­ter fash­ion, by wide open cap­i­tal mar­kets and an inter­na­tion­al bank­ing net­work that exists to laun­der hun­dreds of bil­lions of dol­lars in ill-got­ten gains. Here is an inside look at glob­al­iza­tio’s dark side—the new high growth glob­al mar­kets for influ­ence-ped­dling, cap­i­tal flight, mon­ey laun­der­ing, weapons, drugs, tax eva­sion, child labor, ille­gal immi­gra­tion, and oth­er forms of transna­tion­al crime.

Fea­tures first­hand inves­ti­ga­tions into the Third World activ­i­ties of Cit­i­group, Chase/Morgan, Lehman Broth­ers, and oth­ers.

Fore­word by for­mer U.S. Sen­a­tor Bill Bradley.

THIS BOOK IS IN PRINT. Avail­able com­mer­cial­ly.
Learn more about James S. Hen­ry [1].