Rogue Economics

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Rogue Economics

Capitalism's New Reality

By Loretta Napoleoni

Seven Stories Press, Paperback, 9781583228821, 307pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

What do Eastern Europe's booming sex trade, America's subprime mortgage lending scandal, China's fake goods industry, and celebrity philanthropy in Africa have in common? With biopirates trolling the blood industry, fish-farming bandits ravaging the high seas, pornography developing virtually in Second Life, and games like World of Warcraft spawning online sweatshops, how are rogue industries transmuting into global empires? And will the entire system be transformed by the advent of sharia economics? With the precision of an economist and the narrative deftness of a storyteller, syndicated journalist Loretta Napoleoni examines how the world is being reshaped by dark economic forces, creating victims out of millions of ordinary people whose lives have become trapped inside a fantasy world of consumerism. Napoleoni reveals the architecture of our world, and in doing so provides fresh insight into many of the most insoluble problems of our era.

About the Author
Loretta Napoleoni est une journaliste italienne qui a travaille pour "La Stampa", "La Repubblica" et "El Pais". En tant que presidente du groupe de financement de la lutte contre le terrorisme pour le Club de Madrid, elle se rend regulierement en Syrie, au Pakistan, en Turquie, en Iran et en Irak. Elle est l auteur de plusieurs essais sur le terrorisme.