Palast, an investigative reporter, spent five years trying to find out what is really going on in politics and big business. In this volume he reveals what PR companies, lobbyists and politicians spend their time keeping hidden. Using sources inside the global institutions he establishes that the IMF and the World Bank serve the interests of the very rich in Europe and America. In a series of sting operations he reveals how far the Labour government was prepared to go in its attempts to gain the support of big business, and his report on the American presidental election makes it clear that the wrong man is in the White House.
Greg Palast's undercover reports and his column in The Observer won the Financial Times David Thomas Prize. Salon.com chose his report on the US elections in 2000 as 'Political Story of the Year'. Greg Palast divides his time between London and New York.