First published: 1999 ISBN: 0 552 14047 3
Gentlemen, I propose that we buy the United States of America
Imagine a company so big and so powerful that its annual turnover is equal in size to China's entire GDP. A company whose gross turnover for just one financial year is sufficient to buy at current market value the world's three largest public companies: General Electric, Royal Dutch Shell and Microsoft. A company that if it dipped into its petty cash could in the same year also buy Coca Cola. A company where ten days turnover is in excess of the combined assets of the world's top fifty banks.
It exists, its current annual turnover of more than $500 billion derived from just three products: heroin, cocaine, marijuana. The drugs Cartel of Cartels is a factual reality, but sometimes the only way to tell a true story is through fiction.