Vultures' Picnic

Vultures' Picnic

A Greg Palast Investigation

Book - 2011
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Shares an exposé of the relationship between the oil and banking industries while arguing that such environmental disasters as the Gulf oil spill and Exxon Valdez can be directly linked to corporate corruption and failed legislation.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2011.
ISBN: 9780525952077
Characteristics: 404 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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Feb 15, 2014

This is an important book, although I sometimes find Palast's writing style tedious. One incredibly important item is that Palast covers the most important item of the WTO's Financial Services Agreement, the Fifth Protocol - - this is crucial to understanding what is really going on, which can be summed up in three words:
inflating financial assets.
By forcing the acceptance of credit derivatives - - fantasy finance - - they are allowing in economic domination at the national and international levels - - which is their justification for fraudclosures, wars, et cetera!

(One error in the book is when he confuses Blackrock with Blackstone Group, which Steven Schwarzman heads. BlackRock is an offshoot of Blackstone, though, and one wonders if the Rockefeller money financed that as well?)

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