Patrick Alley | Blood Diamonds In Angola, Kleptocrats In Ukraine, Deforestation In PNG, George Soros & The Investigations Of Global Witness

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Illegal Timber Trading, The Underground Economy, Investigative Journalism & Patrick Alley

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Patrick Alley | The Curious Worldview Podcast #117

Patrick Alley is a cofounder of an organisation called Global Witness which weeds out abuses of corruption, the environment and human rights across the world. Patrick recently wrote a book documenting these experiences and it all starts with the illegal timber trade in South-East Asia funding the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and making possible all the horror and violence of the Cambodian communists. 

In this chat Patrick Alley mentions…

  • Founders Story Of Global Witness
  • Illegal Timber Trading
  • Very Bad People
  • Economics Of Global Witness
  • + Much More As Well…

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Time Stamps For Patrick Alley

  • 00:00 – Introduction.
  • 01:36 – Global Witness Founding Story Bringing Down Cambodian Communists.
  • 12:42 – Why Is There Corruption?
  • 15:50 – Illegal Timber Trading & Deforestation.
  • 22:36 – Financial Secrecy & Offshore Finance.
  • 26:42 – What Made Global Witness So Good At Investigations.
  • 35:46 – Benny Steinmetz, Dan Gertler, Imelda Marcos.
  • 56:13 – Blood Diamonds.
  • 1:05:53 – What Is The Key To Generating Media Interest?
  • 1:11:29 – Economics Of Global Witness & George Soros.
  • 1:21:58 – Is The World Getting Better? Which Issue Is Most Cancerous?
  • 1:25:56 – Serendipity In Patrick Alley’s Life.
  • 1:27:06 – Country Patrick Is Bullish On.
  • 1:28:56 – Conversation Between Any Two People Of History.

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