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Global Shell Games

Author : Michael G. Findley
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Every year a staggering number of unidentified shell corporations succeed in hiding perpetrators of terrorist financing, corruption and illegal arms trades, but the degree to which firms flout global identification standards remains unknown. Adopting a unique, experimental methodology, Global Shell Games attempts to unveil the sordid world of anonymous shell corporations. Posing as twenty-one different international consultants, the authors approached nearly 4,000 services in over 180 countries to discover just how easy it is to form an untraceable company. Combining rigorous quantitative analysis, qualitative investigation of responses and lurid news reports, this book makes a significant research contribution to compliance with international law and international crime and terrorism whilst offering a novel, new approach to the field of political science research. Global Shell Games is an invaluable resource for scholars of international relations, and a fascinating, accessible read for anyone interested in learning about worldwide criminal practice in corporate finance.

Global Shell Games

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For criminals moving large sums of dirty money internationally, there is no better device than an untraceable shell company. This paper reports the results of an experiment soliciting offers for these prohibited anonymous shell corporations. The research team impersonated a variety of low- and high-risk customers, including would-be money launderers, corrupt officials, and terrorist financiers when requesting the anonymous companies. Evidence is drawn from more than 7,400 email solicitations to more than 3,700 Corporate Service Providers that make and sell shell companies in 182 countries. The experiment allowed the research team to test whether international rules are actually effective when they mandate that those selling shell companies must collect identity documents from their customers. Shell companies that cannot be traced back to their real owners are one of the most common means for laundering money, giving and receiving bribes, busting sanctions, evading taxes, and financing terrorism.

Shell Games

Author : T. S. Stroud
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A straight forward reading of energy, the oil business and economics. This material provides a balanced look at global warming and high gasoline prices. SHELL GAMES allows the reader to step above the self serving propaganda and decide if action is prudent. SHELL GAMES opens the door and coclusively provides the anaysis needed in todays economic markets.

SHELL GAME A Military Whistleblowing Report to the U S Congress Exposing the Betrayal and Cover Up by the U S Government of the Union Bank of Switzerland Terrorist Threat Finance Connection to Booz Allen Hamilton and U S Central Command

Author : 2LT Scott Bennett 11th Psychological Operations Battalion
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A Social Theory of Corruption

Author : Sudhir Chella Rajan
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A social theory of grand corruption from antiquity to the twenty-first century. In contemporary policy discourse, the notion of corruption is highly constricted, understood just as the pursuit of private gain while fulfilling a public duty. Its paradigmatic manifestations are bribery and extortion, placing the onus on individuals, typically bureaucrats. Sudhir Chella Rajan argues that this understanding ignores the true depths of corruption, which is properly seen as a foundation of social structures. Not just bribes but also caste, gender relations, and the reproduction of class are forms of corruption. Using South Asia as a case study, Rajan argues that syndromes of corruption can be identified by paying attention to social orders and the elites they support. From the breakup of the Harappan civilization in the second millennium BCE to the anticolonial movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, elites and their descendants made off with substantial material and symbolic gains for hundreds of years before their schemes unraveled. Rajan makes clear that this grander form of corruption is not limited to India or the annals of global history. Societal corruption is endemic, as tax cheats and complicit bankers squirrel away public money in offshore accounts, corporate titans buy political influence, and the rich ensure that their children live lavishly no matter how little they contribute. These elites use their privileged access to power to fix the rules of the game—legal structures and social norms—benefiting themselves, even while most ordinary people remain faithful to the rubrics of everyday life.

Shell Games

Author : Sara McIntosh
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Being the best always comes with a price. Financial super sleuth, Marjorie Stevens, lands the assignment of a lifetime -- uncovering the largest white-collar fraud in history. The scam is so massive it takes the U.S. Treasury's 0 billion TARP bailouts and the deaths of several global CEOs to cover up the shell games. With the stakes this high, Marjorie's life is in danger before she's even started. Working for the government's financial cops, Marjorie believes the money trails she's tracing are safe from spying eyes, but her backdoor routes are leading the fraud's perpetrators directly to her. With their henchmen in close pursuit, Marjorie abandons Chicago for the ski slopes of Sundance to conduct her global data hunt. When the resort's handsome owner, Bob Bedford, is pulled into the shell games, the slopes quickly heat up. But the killers are packing their own heat -- and Marjorie needs lovers and luck to stay alive and crack the fraud wide open.

Shell Games

Author : Craig Welch
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A unique blend of natural history and crime drama, Shell Games by Craig Welch is a riveting tale of rogues, scoundrels, and the hunt for nature’s bounty in the tradition of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction true story centered around a larger-than-life character who pursued a larger-than-life clam—the Geoduck—and then led wildlife police on a two-year-long chase, Shell Games is enthralling and remarkable from page one on.

Shell Game

Author : Sara Paretsky
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Winner of the Sue Grafton Memorial Award! A Boston Globe Best Book of 2018! Acclaimed detective V. I. Warshawski tackles a pair of perplexing cases involving those closest to her in this compelling and timely adventure that centers on some of the most divisive and pressing issues of our time When V. I Warshawski gets word that her closest friend and mentor Lotty Herschel’s nephew has become a suspect in a murder, the legendary detective will do everything she can to save him. The cops found Felix Herschel’s name and phone number on the unknown victim’s remains, but Felix insists he doesn’t know why. As Vic digs deeper, she discovers that the dead man was obsessed with Middle Eastern archaeology—the first clue in a bewildering case that leads to a stolen artifact and a shadowy network of international criminals. But the trouble multiplies when Vic’s long-lost niece, Reno, goes missing. A beautiful young woman with a heartbreaking past and a promising future, Reno is harboring a secret that may cost her her life. V.I. can hear the clock ticking on her niece's safety and is frantic in her efforts to find her. Vic won’t leave any stone unturned until these very personal cases are cleared—a complex investigation that will entangle the Russian mob, ISIS backers, rogue ICE agents, a nefarious corporation preying on the poor, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen antiquities stretching from Chicago to the East Indies and the Middle East. In Shell Game, no one can be trusted and nothing is what it seems, except for the indomitable detective and her thirst for justice.

Shell Game

Author : Douglas Clark
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While on assignment in Africa, New York investigative journalist Mark Reynolds learns of a disaster in Nigeria. He is the first foreign journalist to arrive at the site of an industrial chemical leak that has killed hundreds. Digging through a cover of foreign subsidiaries, Reynolds learns that the principal shareholder of the industrial chemical plant is a large U.S.-based corporation, Martinelli Global, Inc. MGI fits perfectly as the poster child for Reynolds' series of articles on the negative consequences of globalization. But the low profile MGI is much more than just another aggressive multinational corporation doing business in developing countries. MGI has for decades invested in operations in some of the world's riskiest places to do business using corruption as their business model. To mask their illegal activities from Western regulatory scrutiny, they have structured a Byzantine web of foreign subsidiary corporations and offshore tax-haven shell companies. Parallel to these illicit business dealings is the real possibility that MGI-affiliated operations may be involved in a nuclear weapons proliferation scheme involving Iran. As Reynolds probes deeper, MGI retaliates with its considerable power and influence. The intimidation and violence ratchet up- ward, threatening Reynolds and those helping him.

Annual Editions Macroeconomics 05 06

Author : Don Cole
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This fifteenth edition of Annual Editions: Macroeconomics is a compilation of articles selected from the best of the public press including magazines, newspapers, and journals. This title is supported by Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/), a student website that provides study support tools and links to related websites.

Shell Game

Author : Clinton E. Boutwell
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Discusses the two theories of education, the utilitarian and educationalist viewpoints, in the context of American education, the U.S. economy and job opportunities in an ever increasing high tech society.

Real World Globalization

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Winning the Net Game

Author : Caroline Howard
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E-Business Hype...It's All Over Now. Many high profile Internet businesses have failed. Many Internet pioneers generated Web traffic and investor financing, instead of revenues. They all forgot the basic business principles: Being in business means making a profit. Do you have visions of success for your new business? Then consider this book a necessary tool. It will serve as your guide, giving you 20-20 foresight in making good business decisions and speeding your journey to Winning the Net Game. Caroline Howard's Winning the Net Game teaches you how to use the Net to save money and earn profits by providing an easy to follow comprehensive approach to doing business on the Net. Howard outlines the methodology needed to reach customers and build relationships for successful Net marketing via a tale of small business struggling to evolve it's business and transition onto the Net. Tactics small businesses can use to compete with larger organizations and become industry leaders. Instructions for developing alliances, partnering strategies and mutually beneficial relationships. Methods for lowering cost through increased efficiency and productivity. Strategies for improving customer relationships and conversion rates. Tips for leveraging the cost savings of the Net, and much more!

Real world macro

Author : Daniel Fireside
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Nonviolence Speaks

Author : Brian Martin
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This book addresses the power of popular nonviolent action against repression, aggression, and oppression. A crucial aspect to effective nonviolent action is communication. Activists need to be able to contact each other and to mobilize support from other parts of the world. However, within the nonviolence literature, communication has been almost entirely neglected, while within the communication literature, nonviolent action is seldom mentioned. This is the first major study to focus on the joint dynamics of nonviolence and communication. Three case studies are examined: the popular action that forced the resignation of Indonesian President Suharto in 1998, the successful people's resistance to the Soviet coup in 1991, and the successful internationally coordinated campaign against the Multilateral Agreement on Investment in 1988. In each case, special attention is given to the role of communication in the struggle. Attention is then turned to theory. Surveys are made of nonviolence and communication theories, probing for insights relevant to the nonviolence-communication nexus. Gradually a model for analyzing people's communication is developed. The insights from theory are then used to prose a set of steps by which activist groups can analyze communication and develop effective communication strategies

Something to Think about

Author : Perumal Krishnan
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PERUMAL KRISHNAN, educated up to Ph.D. degree level, has developed computer software for scientific, engineering (including the Concorde aircraft) and commercial applications. He has lived, worked and widely travelled in various parts of the world. He recalls his personal experiences to document herein his views on how to live well and let others also live well at the same time. This book appeals to the conscience and common sense of everyone. It is about everyone's family, community and country. It emphasizes the need for our calm, clear and constructive thinking to get things right. It shows how to do the right thing at the right time in the right way to keep the politicians and vested interests well under control to enable us to ensure a safe, secure and prosperous society for ALL. It is a thought-provoking book.

Cases adjudged

Author : United States. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit)
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World Aquaculture

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Global Issues

Author : Jackson
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In this book, [the editor has] been mindful of the needs of the beginning student. Each unit begins with an article providing a broad overview of the area to be explored. The remaining articles examine in more detail some of the issues presented in the introductory article. The unit then concludes with an article (or two) that not only identifies a problem but suggests positive steps that are being taken to improve the situation ... [The editor has] made a conscious effort to present a wide variety of ideologies and theories. The most important consideration has been to present global issues from an international perspective, rather than from a purely American or Western point of view. By encompassing materials originally published in many different countries and written by authors of various nationalities, the anthology represents the great diversity of opinions that people hold on important global issues ... Another major consideration when organizing these materials has been to explore the complex interrelationship of factors that produce issue areas, such as Third World development.-To the reader.

Global Accounting Perspectives

Author : Jagdish N. Sheth
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