“Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World,” by Tom Burgis, is a riveting account of how corruption and bribery have become rampant throughout the world economy. From Russia to China to Nigeria, Burgis provides eye-opening examples of how kleptocrats (individuals who rule through theft) are able to amass wealth and wield power at the expense of their citizens. With globalization creating ever more opportunities for wrongdoing, this book paints a troubling picture of our increasingly corrupt world.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about how corruption and bribery are becoming rampant throughout the world economy. Burgis provides eye-opening examples of how kleptocrats (individuals who rule through theft) are able to amass wealth and wield power at the expense of their citizens.
- The book provides eye-opening examples of how corruption is rampant throughout the world economy.
- It paints a troubling picture of our increasingly corrupt world. 3) It is well written and researched.
- The author provides a lot of anecdotal evidence but fails to provide clear, concise arguments.
- The book is highly repetitive and at times loses the reader’s interest.
- Burgis’ bias against corruption is often too obvious and unsubtle.
Learn more about the author
Tom Burgis is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for The Financial Times, The Economist, and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has traveled to more than sixty countries in search of stories about corruption, finance, and development.
“An alarming and insightful book about the pervasive reach of corruption around the world. . .Burgis’s narrative is impeccably researched and eye-opening.”
“In ‘Kleptopia,’ Tom Burgis tells the story of how corruption and bribery have become rampant throughout the world economy. This eye-opening account provides a troubling picture of our increasingly corrupt world.”
“Tom Burgis has written an important and disturbing book about the rise of kleptocracies around the world. Kleptopia is full of compelling stories that illustrate how politicians, businessmen, and military leaders have looted their countries’ resources to amass wealth and power. This well-written and convincingly argued account is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding one of the most pressing issues facing our planet.”
“This is an amazing, hard-hitting book that everyone needs to read. Burgis does a superb job of illustrating the scourge of kleptocracy and its devastating effects on countries and their citizens around the world.”