The Shadow Market: How a Group of Wealthy Nations and Powerful Investors Secretly Dominate the World

The Shadow Market: How a Group of Wealthy Nations and Powerful Investors Secretly Dominate the World

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Overview

Eric J. Weiner's critically acclaimed first book, What Goes Up: The Uncensored History of Modern Wall Street as Told by the Bankers, Brokers, CEOs, and Scoundrels Who Made It Happen, was selected as one of the year's best books by Barron's magazine and one of the year's Most Enriching Reads by Kiplinger's. Weiner has demonstrated a deep knowledge of Wall Street and how the international financial world operates. Now, in The Shadow Market, he reveals that an enormous reshuffling of global fiscal power is taking place—and that Americans are powerless to stop it.

Most of us are unaware of the multitrillion-dollar network of super-rich, secretive, and largely unregulated investment vehicles—foreign sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, and hedge funds—that are quietly buying up the world, piece by piece. The Shadow Market tells the definitive story behind this side of high finance, the side most people rarely get to see. It doesn't have a physical headquarters, like Wall Street or the New York Stock Exchange, or an index to track. But it's there, pulling the levers behind the curtain.

Weiner investigates the evolution of the international market that now dominates the global financial world—where money mixes with geopolitical power, sometimes invisibly, and other times quite publicly. Highly informative and sometimes startling, The Shadow Market is an urgent warning to the worldwide community and a must-listen for anyone interested in the future of the global economy, America's position in the world, or how and where to invest money.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400148936
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 09/29/2010
Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eric J. Weiner has covered business and economics issues for fifteen years as a writer and editor. He is the author of the critically acclaimed What Goes Up: The Uncensored History of Modern Wall Street as Told by the Bankers, Brokers, CEOs, and Scoundrels Who Made It Happen.

John Allen Nelson's critically acclaimed roles on television's 24 and Vanished are among the highlights of his twenty-five-plus years as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. As a narrator, he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for his reading of Zoo Story by Thomas French.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Future Happened Yesterday 1

1 Money Is a Weapon 13

2 How to Spend $4 Trillion 33

3 The Land of Giants 51

4 Chinese Hardball 67

5 Too Small to Fail 127

6 Rogue Oil 155

7 Beware the Do-Gooders 193

8 Colonizing Europe in the Twenty-first Century 217

9 The American Dream, Now On Sale! Everything Must Go! 243

Epilogue: But What About Me? 257

Acknowledgments 267

Notes 271

Bibliography 279

Index 289

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"Informative, admirably lucid." —-Publishers Weekly

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