Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores

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Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores

Format:  Paperback,

404 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Sep 2012

ISBN-13: 9780452298644

ISBN-10: 0452298644

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The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Armed Madhouse" offers a globetrotting, Sam Spade-style investigation that blows the lid off the oil industry, the banking industry, and the governmental agencies that aren't regulating either.

This is the story of the corporate vultures that feed on the weak and ruin our planet in the process-a story that spans the globe and decades.

For "Vultures' Picnic," investigative journalist Greg Palast has spent his career uncovering the connection between the world of energy (read: oil) and finance. He's built a team that reads like a casting call for a Hollywood thriller-a Swiss multilingual investigator, a punk journalist, and a gonzo cameraman-to reveal how environmental disasters like the Gulf oil spill, the Exxon Valdez, and lesser-known tragedies such as Tatitlek and Torrey Canyon are caused by corporate corruption, failed legislation, and, most interestingly, veiled connections between the billionaires of financial industry and energy titans. Palast shows how the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization, and Central Banks act as puppets and bandits for Big Oil.

With Palast at the center of an investigation that takes us from the Arctic to Africa to the Amazon, "Vultures' Picnic" shows how the big powers in the money and oil game slip the bonds of regulation over and over again, and simply destroy the rules that they themselves can't write-and take advantage of nations and everyday people in the process.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Sep 2012
ISBN-13: 9780452298644
ISBN-10: 0452298644
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 404
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.0 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Goldfingerp. 1
Lady Baba-Land: The Islamic Republic of BPp. 43
Pig in the Pipelinep. 95
The Coon-Ass Rivierap. 125
The Cheese Smelled Funny So We Threw It in the Junglep. 167
The Wizard of Oozep. 181
My Home Is Now a Strange Placep. 205
We Figured Out Who Murdered Jakep. 253
The Sorcerer's Stonep. 269
Fukushima, Texasp. 287
Mr. Fairnessp. 313
The Generalissimo of Globalizationp. 321
Vultures' Picnicp. 363
Lots of Fishp. 389
Contact the Palast Investigative Teamp. 395
Read, Listen, Interact…p. 397
Vultures' Picnic: An Investigative Comic Book Seriesp. 398
Watch This…p. 399
Acknowledgmentsp. 400

Book description

The New York Times bestselling author of Armed Madhouse offers a globetrotting, Sam Spade-style investigation that blows the lid off the oil industry, the banking industry, and the governmental agencies that aren't regulating either.

This is the story of the corporate vultures that feed on the weak and ruin our planet in the process-a story that spans the globe and decades.

For Vultures' Picnic, investigative journalist Greg Palast has spent his career uncovering the connection between the world of energy (read: oil) and finance. He's built a team that reads like a casting call for a Hollywood thriller-a Swiss multilingual investigator, a punk journalist, and a gonzo cameraman-to reveal how environmental disasters like the Gulf oil spill, the Exxon Valdez, and lesser-known tragedies such as Tatitlek and Torrey Canyon are caused by corporate corruption, failed legislation, and, most interestingly, veiled connections between the billionaires of financial industry and energy titans. Palast shows how the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization, and Central Banks act as puppets and bandits for Big Oil.

With Palast at the center of an investigation that takes us from the Arctic to Africa to the Amazon, Vultures' Picnic shows how the big powers in the money and oil game slip the bonds of regulation over and over again, and simply destroy the rules that they themselves can't write-and take advantage of nations and everyday people in the process.

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