In today’s episode I speak with Tom Burgis, an investigations correspondent with the Financial Times, and author of two courageous books: The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa’s Wealth and the recently released Kleptopia: How Dirty Money is Conquering the World.
I strongly encourage you to buy copies of Tom’s books, read them, and share them with others.
Because as you’ll hear in this podcast, the themes his books cover constitute an existential threat to democratic institutions and governance — and the rule of law — globally.
They’re absolutely riveting yarns, full of intrigue and consequences.
And my hope is that if more people read Tom’s work, then we’ll stand a better chance of resisting the precipitous slide into kleptocracy that endangers us all.
Courage is contagious.
My discussion with Tom covers:
I’m fired up about this episode, and I hope you will be, too.
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This podcast was recorded in November 2020.