Dark Money and the Globalization of Corruption
As the rest of human activity has been globalized, so has corruption — and to such a degree that it has fueled global inequality, created extremist groups, and converted democratic institutions into autocratic regimes stripping wealth from entire nations. These organized criminals are supported by technology that can anonymize money, by a global criminal-services industry, and by Western political and financial systems that turn a blind eye if it leads to full pockets. We only know the details of this shocking and sordid reality thanks to heroic investigative journalists and activists willing to hold power to account. Hear their firsthand experiences exposing corruption in places like Putin’s Russia, as well as their thoughts on what the future may hold for the audacious criminals they study and the future of globalized crime.