Tom Burgis “Kleptopia, How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World” – Wikipedia

Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World is Tom Burgis’s non-fiction book about the combined effects of globalization and worldwide forces of corruption, published in 2020. The book uses narrative nonfiction and true crime tropes to detail and explore global kleptocractic effects and consequences – with Kazakhstan in particular “featur[ing] heavily in Burgis’s investigation”[1] – as well as how practices of corruption (such as money laundering) entrench themselves via shell corporations, the dark money banking system, and political lobbying.

Burgis anchors the book with the stories of four individuals, which the Financial Times described as “elegantly woven together and delivered in a form that makes the technicalities of finance accessible to the non-expert.”[2]

On 9 September 2021, it was reported that mining company ENRC (parent ERG) had taken legal action against the publishers in respect of claims made in the book.[3]

Kleptopia – Wikipedia