Respected economist and syndicated journalist Loretta Napoleoni shows how the world is being reshaped by dark economic forces.Rogue economics is creating victims out of millions of ordinary people whose lives have become trapped inside a fantasy bubble of consumerism. Around the globe private and public organisations have accumulated vast fortunes and enormous political influence by regulating, containing, and manipulating the market to their own advantage. From Eastern Europe's booming sex trade industry to China's online sweatshops, from al-Qaeda's underwriters to America's subprime mortgage lending scandal, Rogue Economics exposes the paradoxical economic connections of the new global marketplace.
Introduction 1. In bed with the enemy 2. Nobody controls rogue economics 3. The end of politics 4. Land of opportunity5. Fake it6. The market matrix7. High tech: a mixed blessing?8. Anarchy at sea9. Twentieth-century great illusionists10. The mythology of the market-state11. The extravagant force of globalization12. Economic tribalismEpilogue: The new social contractNotes