Thugs And Economies

Author: John Creasey
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755134451
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Thugs And Economies from the Author: John Creasey. Commander George Gideon, Scotland Yard's finest detective, is faced with making economies as well as fighting a serious crime wave. In London there are ruthless big-time thugs to be combatted. At the same time, an obsessed maniac is preying on little girls on the crowded beaches of an East Coast town. Gideon must sort out the chaos.

Bombs Bugs Drugs And Thugs

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Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814771734
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Bombs Bugs Drugs And Thugs from the Author: . Johnson, author of the acclaimed Secret Agencies and ""an experienced overseer of intelligence"" (Foreign Affairs), here examines the present state and future challenges of American strategic intelligence.

Economic Gangsters

Author: Ray Fisman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400834791
Size: 40.34 MB
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Economic Gangsters from the Author: Ray Fisman. Meet the economic gangster. He's the United Nations diplomat who double-parks his Mercedes on New York City streets at rush hour because the cops can't touch him--he has diplomatic immunity. He's the Chinese smuggler who dodges tariffs by magically transforming frozen chickens into frozen turkeys. The dictator, the warlord, the unscrupulous bureaucrat who bilks the developing world of billions in aid. The calculating crook who views stealing and murder as just another part of his business strategy. And, in the wrong set of circumstances, he might just be you. In Economic Gangsters, Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel take readers into the secretive, chaotic, and brutal worlds inhabited by these lawless and violent thugs. Join these two sleuthing economists as they follow the foreign aid money trail into the grasping hands of corrupt governments and shady underworld characters. Spend time with ingenious black marketeers as they game the international system. Follow the steep rise and fall of stock prices of companies with unseemly connections to Indonesia's former dictator. See for yourself what rainfall has to do with witch killings in Tanzania--and more. Fisman and Miguel use economics to get inside the heads of these "gangsters," and propose solutions that can make a difference to the world's poor--including cash infusions to defuse violence in times of drought, and steering the World Bank away from aid programs most susceptible to corruption. In a new postscript, the authors look at how economists might use new tools to better understand, and fight back against, corruption and violence in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Take an entertaining walk on the dark side of global economic development with Economic Gangsters.

How Finance Is Shaping The Economies Of China Japan And Korea

Author: Yung Chul Park
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536461
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How Finance Is Shaping The Economies Of China Japan And Korea from the Author: Yung Chul Park. This volume connects the evolving modern financial systems of China, Japan, and Korea to the development and growth of their economies through the first decade of the twenty-first century. It also identifies the commonalities among all three systems while taking into account their social, political, and institutional differences. Essays consider the reform of the Chinese economy since 1978, the underwhelming performance of the Japanese economy since about 1990, and the growth of the Korean economy over the past three decades. These economies engaged in rapid catch-up growth processes and share similar economic structures. While domestic forces have driven each country's financial trajectory, international short-term financial flows have presented opportunities and challenges for all. For these countries, the nature and role of the financial system in generating real economic growth is integral, though nuanced and complex. The result is a fascinating spectrum of experiences with powerful takeaways.

Extractive Economies And Conflicts In The Global South

Author: Dr Kenneth Omeje
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409498808
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Extractive Economies And Conflicts In The Global South from the Author: Dr Kenneth Omeje. The majority of developing countries in the Global South are evidently rich in natural resources, but paradoxically blighted by excruciating poverty and conflicts. This paradox of deprivation and war in the midst of plenteous resources has been the subject of great debate in international political economy in contemporary history. This book contributes to the debate by examining the underlying structures, actors and contexts of rentier politics and how they often produce and aggravate conflicts in the various extractive economies and regions of the Global South. The book critically explores the theories of rentier economies and natural resource conflicts, as well as the practical ramifications of rentier politics in the Global South with all their resonance for political economy and security in the Global North.

Handbook Of Markets And Economies

Author: Anthony Pecotich
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765636997
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Handbook Of Markets And Economies from the Author: Anthony Pecotich. East and Southeast Asia is a vast and complex region. Its countries have a bewildering array of histories, demographics, economic structures, cultural backgrounds, and global marketing potential. This Handbook unravels the mystery. Each chapter is written by a country specialist and provides a thorough and up-to-date analysis of one of the ESEA countries. Each author follows a consistent model and covers geography and natural resources, the political system, the economic system, the social system, and the marketing environment. Complete chapters are devoted to: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (North and South), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Not just a review of current conditions, the Handbook offers prognoses for future marketing and commercial activity in each country. This definitive resource is generously illustrated with maps, figures, and tables, and includes comprehensive references and source materials for each country. It is an essential reference for students, researchers, and practitioners in the global economy.

No B S Business Success In The New Economy

Author: Dan S. Kennedy
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 161308000X
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No B S Business Success In The New Economy from the Author: Dan S. Kennedy. Internationally recognized “millionaire-maker” Dan Kennedy leads business professionals into the post-recession economy and introduces them to the new rules, new restrictions, new obstacles, and new opportunities that lie ahead. Entrepreneurs are mentored on which current business truths and principles are still relevant, but more importantly, Kennedy offers completely new strategies, tactics, and applications to help them succeed in The New Economy. Following Kennedy’s advice, entrepreneurs can go forward into The New Economy more astutely, efficiently, productively, and confidently—earning themselves more money than they ever imagined possible! Kennedy covers: • The key decision required for success by The New Economy • The #1 Demand of New Economy Customers and how to meet it • Four power-positioning strategies for extreme marketplace advantage • Six mandatory entrepreneurial competencies for The New Economy • What The New Economy punishes most viciously and rewards most generously • How to avoid destruction by and instead profit from the “No Boundaries” New Economy • And More In this timely business guide, Kennedy reveals essential strategies, tactics, and business principles that every business owner will need to succeed in the tougher, more demanding New Economy.

Among The Thugs

Author: Bill Buford
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446439658
Size: 23.78 MB
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Among The Thugs from the Author: Bill Buford. What sort of man spends his Saturday afternoons with people named Bonehead, Paraffin Pete and Steamin' Sammy? Bill Buford's acclaimed Among the Thugs is a book about the experience, and the attractions, of crowd violence.

Seeds Of Terror

Author: Gretchen Peters
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781429937771
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Seeds Of Terror from the Author: Gretchen Peters. Most Americans think of the Taliban and al Qaeda as a bunch of bearded fanatics fighting an Islamic crusade from caves in Afghanistan. But that doesn't explain their astonishing comeback along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Why is it eight years after we invaded Afghanistan, the CIA says that these groups are better armed and better funded than ever? Seeds of Terror will reshape the way you think about America's enemies, revealing them less as ideologues and more as criminals who earn half a billion dollars every year off the opium trade. With the breakneck pace of a thriller, author Gretchen Peters traces their illicit activities from vast poppy fields in southern Afghanistan to heroin labs run by Taliban commanders, from drug convoys armed with Stinger missiles to the money launderers of Karachi and Dubai. This isn't a fanciful conspiracy theory. Seeds of Terror is based on hundreds of interviews with Taliban fighters, smugglers, and law enforcement and intelligence agents. Their information is matched by intelligence reports shown to the author by frustrated U.S. officials who fear the next 9/11 will be far deadlier than the first--and paid for with drug profits. Seeds of Terror makes the case that we must cut terrorists off from their drug earnings if we ever hope to beat them. This war isn't about ideology or religion. It's about creating a new economy for Afghanistan--and breaking the cycle of violence and extremism that has gripped the region for decades.

The Thing About Thugs

Author: Tabish Khair
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472112741
Size: 48.75 MB
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The Thing About Thugs from the Author: Tabish Khair. A subversive, macabre novel of a young Indian man’s misadventures in Victorian London as the city is racked by a series of murders In a small Bihari village, Captain William T. Meadows finds just the man to further his phrenological research back home: Amir Ali, confessed member of the infamous Thugee cult. With tales of a murderous youth redeemed, Ali gains passage to England, his villainously shaped skull there to be studied. Only Ali knows just how embroidered his story is, so when a killer begins depriving London’s underclass of their heads, suspicion naturally falls on the “thug.” With help from fellow immigrants led by a shrewd Punjabi woman, Ali journeys deep into a hostile city in an attempt to save himself and end the gruesome murders. Ranging from skull-lined mansions to underground tunnels a ghostly people call home, The Thing about Thugs is a feat of imagination to rival Wilkie Collins or Michael Chabon. Short-listed for the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize, this sly Victorian role reversal marks the arrival of a compelling new Indian novelist to North America.