Global Land Grab: The New World Order Of The Shadow Market

Eric J. Weiner is a serious writer and journalist who has contributed for publications such as Dow Jones Newwires, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. His new book, “The Shadow Market: How a Group of Wealthy Nations and Powerful Investors Secretly Dominate the World” sounds a lot like a line New World Order conspiracy theorists would use. However, Weiner articulates his claims in a completely rational and very documented way.

Weiner demonstrates, in his book, that the strongest force in global commerce today is not the US Federal Reserve, not the international banks, not the governments of the G7 countries, and not the European Union. Instead, it is the multi-trillion-dollar network of super-rich, secretive and largely unregulated investment entities- namely foreign sovereign wealth funds, government-run corporations, private equity funds, and hedge funds- that are quietly buying up the world, in large valuable chunks.