Capitalism's Achilles Heel.
Raymond Baker, International Businessman, Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy.
Throughout his career, Raymond Baker a tough-as-nails businessman turned scholar has been thoroughly committed to capitalism. He has seen it all, and now he offers careful analysis and gripping examples illustrating the serious problems besetting the global free-market system. Baker will provide a fascinating insider's look at the way criminals, terrorists, and businesspeople move dirty money around the world, impoverishing billions and corrupting capitalism's ideals of fair play.
Raymond Baker: Baker is a Senior Fellow and directs the Global Financial Flows Program, researching and writing on the linkages between corruption, money laundering and poverty. From 1996 to 1999 he was a Guest Scholar at The Brookings Institution, undertaking a Program entitled, "Flight Capital, Poverty and Free-Market Economics," following receipt of a grant for research and writing from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He traveled to 23 countries to interview 335 central bankers, commercial bankers, government officials, economists, lawyers, tax collectors, security officers and sociologists on the relationships between bribery, commercial tax evasion, money laundering and economic growth.