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Loretta Napoleoni:
The intricate economics of terrorism

TEDGlobal 2009 · 15:44 · Filmed Jul 2009
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Loretta Napoleoni: The intricate economics of terrorism
15:44 · Filmed July 2009 at TEDGlobal 2009 · Subtitles available in 25 languages

Loretta Napoleoni details her rare opportunity to talk to the secretive Italian Red Brigades — an experience that sparked a lifelong interest in terrorism. She gives a behind-the-scenes look at its complex economics, revealing a surprising connection between money laundering and the US Patriot Act.

Macroeconomist
She made her name following the dollars in terrorist networks, but now Loretta Napoleoni is on the trail of something far more sinister — the gray zone where crime and unregulated credit meet. Full bio
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