Item description for A Banker for All Seasons: Crooks and Cheats Inc. by Tariq Ali...
In this never before published screenplay, A Banker for All Seasons dramatically presents the rise and fall of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), a third world bank that became an international empire. BCCI pioneered a mode of operation based on deception and included money laundering, arms trafficking, smuggling, and the covert sale of nuclear technologies. Tariq Ali was one of the first public voices to warn that the Bank was not all it seemed to be. Indeed, many of its own employees called BCCI the "Bank of Crooks and Cheats Incorporated". The Bank finally imploded amidst a welter of scandal. By combining screenplay and political essay, Ali reveals how BCCI lasted so long, how financial regulators failed to see what was going on and how it prepared the way for other financial cataclysms in the decades to come.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Feb 5, 2008
Publisher Seagull Books
ISBN 1905422652 ISBN13 9781905422654
Availability 0 units.
More About Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics including "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Bush in Babylon," "The Clash of Fundamentalisms" and "The Obama Syndrome" as well as five novels in his Islam Quintet series and scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of the "New Left Review" and lives in London."
Tariq Ali has an academic affiliation as follows - Andrew Nurnberg Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care and Anaesthesi.