How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and FriendsLarge Print - 2018
An American bank opening in China would be prohibited by US law from hiring a slew of family members of top Chinese politicians. However, a Chinese bank opening in America can hire anyone it wants. It can even invite the friends and families of American politicians to invest in cant-lose deals. President Donald Trumps children have made front pages across the world for their dicey transactions. However, the media has barely looked into questionable deals made by those close to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitch McConnell, and lesser-known politicians who have been in the game longer. In many parts of the world, the children of powerful political figures go into business and profit handsomely, not necessarily because they are good at it, but because people want to curry favor with their influential parents. This is a relatively new phenomenon in the United States. But for relatives of some prominent political families, we may already be talking about hundreds of millions of dollars. Deeply researched and packed with shocking revelations, Secret Empires identifies public servants who cannot be trusted and provides a path toward a more accountable government.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition
Characteristics: x, 494 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm