The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs. the Masters of the Universe | The Socjournal


Author: Kennard, Matt
Publisher: Zed Books
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While working at the Financial Times, investigative journalist Matt Kennard uncovered a scam – a deception and rip-off of immense proportions.

Kennard’s unbridled access over four years to the crème de la crème of the global elite left him with only one conclusion: the world as we know it is run by a squad of cigar-smoking men with big guns, big cash and a reach much too close to home.

But, through encounters with high-profile opponents of the racket, such as Thom Yorke, Damon Albarn, Gael Garcia Bernal and others, Kennard shows that human decency remains. Now it’s time for the world’s citizens to also uncover the racket.

  • ‘A crucial exposé of the powerful, of injustice, and of the war against the poor. It should inspire all of us to fight back.’ – Owen Jones, author of Chavs and The Establishment
  • ‘Matt Kennard threw away a cushy career with an establishment newspaper just to let you in on a secret: you don’t get the story, you get the cover-up.’ – Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
  • A Financial Times journalist goes rogue and uncovers rampant corruption and greed amongst the global elite
  • Interviews with high-profile opponents of the racket, including Thom Yorke, Damon Albarn and Gael Garcia Bernal