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The Resource Nation on the take : how big money corrupts our democracy and what we can do about it, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman

Nation on the take : how big money corrupts our democracy and what we can do about it, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman

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Nation on the take : how big money corrupts our democracy and what we can do about it
Title
Nation on the take
Title remainder
how big money corrupts our democracy and what we can do about it
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Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman
Title variation
How big money corrupts our democracy and what we can do about it
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eng
Summary
American democracy has become coin operated. Special interest groups increasingly control every level of government. The necessity of raising huge sums of campaign cash has completely changed the character of politics and policy making, determining what elected representatives stand for and how they spend their time. The marriage of great wealth and intense political influence has rendered our country unable to address our most pressing problems, from runaway government spending to climate change to the wealth gap. It also defines our daily lives: from the cars we drive to the air we breathe to the debt we owe. In this work of reportage, two vigilant watchdogs expose legalized corruption and link it to the kitchen-table issues citizens face every day. Inciting our outrage, the authors then inspire us by introducing us to the army of reformers laying the groundwork for change. The battle plan for reform presented is practical, realistic, and concrete. No one--except some lobbyists and major political donors--likes business as usual, and this book intends to help forge a new army of reformers who are compelled by a patriotic duty to fight for a better democracy. An impassioned, infuriating, yet ultimately hopeful call to arms, this book lays bare the reach of moneyed interests and charts a way forward, toward the recovery of America's original promise
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YDXCP
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  • illustrations
  • charts
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
Target audience
general
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Nation on the take : how big money corrupts our democracy and what we can do about it, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-260) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Introduction. How we got here ; Rigged ; Oligarchy, gridlock, Cronyism -- Part 2. Too big to beat ; Drugged ; Fuel follies ; Fat wallets, expanding waistlines ; Enough to make you sick -- Part 3. It's fixable ; The makings of an All-American Movement
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sky2ocm79671872
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781632861092
Lccn
bl2016003240
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
Label
Nation on the take : how big money corrupts our democracy and what we can do about it, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Introduction. How we got here ; Rigged ; Oligarchy, gridlock, Cronyism -- Part 2. Too big to beat ; Drugged ; Fuel follies ; Fat wallets, expanding waistlines ; Enough to make you sick -- Part 3. It's fixable ; The makings of an All-American Movement
Control code
sky2ocm79671872
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781632861092
Lccn
bl2016003240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts

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