Oliver Bullough studied modern history at Oxford University and moved to Russia after graduating in 1999. He lived in St Petersburg, Bishkek and Moscow over the next seven years, travelling widely as a reporter for Reuters news agency.
His last book, Moneyland was a great, if not a touch depressing, read – a thorough examination of the world of offshore and elite finance. The super-rich really live in another world. Now he is back with Butler to the World; a book about how Britain became the fixer and enabler for the world’s rich and powerful.
Butler to the World reveals how the UK took up its position at the elbow of the worst people on Earth: the oligarchs, kleptocrats and gangsters. We pride ourselves on values of fair play and the rule of law, but few countries do more to frustrate global anti-corruption efforts. We are now a nation of Jeeveses, snobbish enablers for rich halfwits of considerably less charm than Bertie Wooster. It doesn’t have to be that way.
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Why Nations Fail – https://amzn.to/3PuWsUt
The Finance Curse – https://amzn.to/3Lt50YN
Nicholas Shaxson on Chatter – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEpzFnNnNY8
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