The Looting Machine
Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's WealthAudiobook CD - 2015 | Unabridged.
In his first book, The Looting Machine, Tom Burgis exposes the truth about the African development miracle: for the resource states, it's a mirage. The oil, copper, diamonds, gold and coltan deposits attract a global network of traders, bankers, corporate extractors and investors who combine with venal political cabals to loot the states' value. And the vagaries of resource-dependent economies could pitch Africa s new middle class back into destitution just as quickly as they climbed out of it. The ground beneath their feet is as precarious as a Congolese mine shaft; their prosperity could spill away like crude from a busted pipeline."
Publisher: [United States] : Gildan Media/Dreamscape Media, 2015.
Branch Call Number: Audiobook 338.2096 Bur
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio digital,optical,1.4 m. per second,stereo,Digital recording 9 audio discs (11 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.