Secrecy World (Now the Major Motion Picture THE LAUNDROMAT)

Author: Jake Bernstein

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 125012669X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7761


A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes us inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers, a landscape of illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale. A hidden circulatory system flows beneath the surface of global finance, carrying trillions of dollars from drug trafficking, tax evasion, bribery, and other illegal enterprises. This network masks the identities of the individuals who benefit from these activities, aided by bankers, lawyers, and auditors who get paid to look the other way. In Secrecy World, the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein explores this shadow economy and how it evolved, drawing on millions of leaked documents from the files of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca—a trove now known as the Panama Papers—as well as other journalistic and government investigations. Bernstein shows how shell companies operate, how they allow the superwealthy and celebrities to escape taxes, and how they provide cover for illicit activities on a massive scale by crime bosses and corrupt politicians across the globe. Bernstein traveled to the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and within the United States to uncover how these strands fit together—who is involved, how they operate, and the real-world impact. He recounts how Mossack Fonseca was exposed and what lies ahead for the corporations, banks, law firms, individuals, and governments that are implicated. Secrecy World offers a disturbing and sobering view of how the world really works and raises critical questions about financial and legal institutions we may once have trusted.

The Laundromat (Previously published as SECRECY WORLD)

Author: Jake Bernstein

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250754400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 3600


* * * Previously published as Secrecy World * * * The Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture from Director Steven Soderbergh, Starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas Two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter takes us inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers, a landscape of illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale. A hidden circulatory system flows beneath the surface of global finance, carrying trillions of dollars from drug trafficking, tax evasion, bribery, and other illegal enterprises. This network masks the identities of the individuals who benefit from these activities, aided by bankers, lawyers, and auditors who get paid to look the other way. In The Laundromat, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein explores this shadow economy and how it evolved, drawing on millions of leaked documents from the files of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca—a trove now known as the Panama Papers—as well as other journalistic and government investigations. Bernstein shows how shell companies operate, how they allow the superwealthy and celebrities to escape taxes, and how they provide cover for illicit activities on a massive scale by crime bosses and corrupt politicians across the globe. Bernstein traveled to the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and within the United States to uncover how these strands fit together—who is involved, how they operate, and the real-world impact. He recounts how Mossack Fonseca was exposed and what lies ahead for the corporations, banks, law firms, individuals, and governments that are implicated. The Laundromat offers a disturbing and sobering view of how the world really works and raises critical questions about financial and legal institutions we may once have trusted.

The Laundromat

Author: Jake Bernstein

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753554003

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9038


Now a Major Motion Picture The Laundromat from Director Steven Soderbergh, starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein takes us inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers, illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale. A hidden circulatory system flows beneath the surface of global finance, carrying trillions of dollars from drug trafficking, tax evasion, bribery, and other illegal enterprises. This network masks the identities of the individuals who benefit, aided by bankers, lawyers, and auditors who get paid to look the other way. In The Laundromat, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein explores this shadow economy and how it evolved, drawing on millions of leaked documents from the files of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca – a trove now known as the Panama Papers – as well as other journalistic and government investigations. Bernstein shows how shell companies operate, how they allow the superwealthy and celebrities to escape taxes, and how they provide cover for illicit activities on a massive scale by crime bosses and corrupt politicians across the globe. The Laundromat offers a disturbing and sobering view of how the world really works and raises critical questions about financial and legal institutions we may once have trusted.

Developments in Information & Knowledge Management for Business Applications

Author: Natalia Kryvinska,Aneta Poniszewska-Marańda

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030766322

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 701

View: 8407


This book provides practical knowledge on different aspects of information and knowledge management in businesses. For enterprises/businesses those intend to remain prosperous and prolific, it is critically important to share best practices, ensure efficient information flow across company, capturing shared knowledge centrally, and communicate compliance rules, i.e. managing competently information in general. It enables faster and better decisions by helping employees’ to build a strong expertise and by avoiding duplicated projects. Thus, the second volume of this series subline continues to explore different aspects of information and knowledge handling as well as doing business with information. We survey further the key aspects of managerial implications of the informational business. The novel methodologies and practices for the business information processing as well as application of mathematical models to the business analytics and efficient management are examined.

The Chinese Laundryman

Author: Paul C.P. Siu

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814778746

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

View: 6823


The definitive scholarly study of Chinese laundries and those who worked in them in the U.S. Considered a classic piece by students of overseas Chinese and Asian American studies, "The Chinese Laundryman" is also a landmark in the study of ethnic occupations and in the social and cultural history of the immigrant in America. *Lightning Print On Demand Title

Afi

Author: American Film Institute

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520215214

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1115

View: 6225


A descriptive listing of the films produced during this decade is presented together with credit and subject indices

Secret America: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

Author: David Baugher

Publisher: Reedy Press LLC

ISBN: 1681061236

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 5035


Did you know ...that a hidden room exists behind Abraham Lincoln s head on Mt. Rushmore? ...that North Carolina was almost accidentally destroyed in a nuclear holocaust? ...that the Mason-Dixon Line had nothing to do with dividing north from south? ...that Major League Baseball once hosted a single game between three different teams? ...that there is a designated state highway in Michigan where cars are not allowed? ...that 21 people were once killed by a 15-foot wave of molasses that devasted a Boston neighborhood? ...that the National Security Agency has a gift shop with logoed merchandise? Whether you want to visit the New York grave where Uncle Sam is buried, stop by the future hometown of Star Trek's Captain Kirk in Iowa or see the room in California where the Internet was created, Secret America: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure is your ticket to some of the nation's least-known but most interesting spots. It is here where you can explore a historical marker dedicated to Barack and Michelle Obama's first kiss, find out how to acquire logoed merchandise at the National Security Agency's gift shop or examine why Case Western Reserve University has such an unusual name. Secret America is a look at the United States as you've never seen it before a tourist guide that gives you answers to the questions no tourist ever never knew they were supposed to ask. If you are tired of trying to enliven dull family roadtrips searching backroads for the World's Largest Ball of Twine, this is a handbook for truly interesting sites that can transform any cross-country adventure into a tour of the unique spots that make America the odd but fascinating nation that it is.

The Massive Omnibus

Author: Brian Wood

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506713351

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 392

View: 1965


The Crash was only the beginning. What remains of civilization is being obliterated by a series of cataclysmic events. The truth about the identity of Captain Callum's companion Mary, which began as a faint signal, grows louder--and she's seemingly connected to it all. The secret of the Crash and the mystery of the missing ship The Massive continues as the crew take on Norwegian whalers, and Callum's nemesis, Arkady. This second volume omnibus edition collects issues #16-#30 of acclaimed writer Brian Wood's sprawling, post-apocalyptic epic. Collects issues #16-#30 of The Massive.

An Officer and a Spy

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448151449

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 1101


IN THE HUNT FOR A SPY, HE EXPOSED A CONSPIRACY 'Seriously riveting . . . a testament to Robert Harris's storytelling power' The Times 'Taut and exciting' Guardian Paris, 1895: an army officer, Georges Picquart, watches a convicted spy, Alfred Dreyfus, being publicly humiliated in front of a baying crowd. Dreyfus is exiled for life to Devil's Island; Picquart is promoted to run the intelligence until that tracked him down. But when Picquart discovers that secrets are still being handed over to the Germans, he is forced to confront the dangerous truth that Dreyfus may be innocent. Soon Picquart is being drawn into a labyrinth of deceit and corruption that threatens not just his honour but his life . . . 'Menace and suspense twist tight in a narrative of tremendous tension' Sunday Times

Decoding the World

Author: Po Bronson,Arvind Gupta

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472278615

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 385

View: 9708


A vision of the future where the latest Silicon Valley tech meets cutting-edge genetics. Decoding the World is a buddy adventure about the quest to live meaningfully in a world with such uncertainty. It starts with Po Bronson coming to IndieBio. Arvind Gupta created IndieBio as a laboratory for early biotech startups trying to solve major world problems. Glaciers melting. Dying bees. Infertility. Cancer. Ocean plastic. Pandemics. As they travel around the world, finding scientists to join their cause, the authors bring their first-hand experience to the great mysteries that haunt our future. Natural resource depletion. Job-taking robots. China's global influence. Decoding the World is the kind of book you get when you give two guys $40 million, a world full of messy big problems, a genetics laboratory to play in, and a set of Borges' collected works. After looking through their lens, you'll never see the world the same.