Diaries Letters Stories
 

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right


Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Random House Audio at Diaries Letters Stories. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest


Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Random House Audio
Brand: Random House Audio
4.7 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews
Condition: New
Availability: In Stock
$29.95


Quantity:  

 



Product Description & Reviews

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?

The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views also played a key role by bankrolling a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.

The network has brought together some of the richest people on the planet, foremost among them Charles and David Koch. Their core beliefs - that taxes are a form of tyranny; that government oversight of business is an assault on freedom - are sincerely held. But these beliefs also advance their personal and corporate interests: Many of their companies have run afoul of federal pollution, worker safety, securities, and tax laws.

When libertarian ideas proved decidedly unpopular with voters, the Koch brothers and their allies decided on another path. If they pooled their vast resources, they could fund an interlocking array of organizations that could work in tandem to influence and ultimately control academic institutions, think tanks, the courts, statehouses, Congress, and, they hoped, the presidency.

The political operatives the network employs are disciplined, smart, and at times ruthless. And their efforts have been remarkably successful. Libertarian views on taxes and regulation, once far outside the mainstream and still rejected by most Americans, are ascendant in the majority of state governments, the Supreme Court, and Congress. Meaningful environmental, labor, finance, and tax reform have been stymied.

Jane Mayer spent five years conducting hundreds of interviews - including with several sources within the network - and scoured public records, private papers, and court proceedings in reporting this book. In a taut and utterly convincing narrative, she traces the byzantine trail of the billions of dollars spent by the network and provides vivid portraits of the colorful figures behind the new American oligarchy.

Dark Money is a book that must be listened to by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Random House Audio
Publisher:Random House Audio
Studio:Random House Audio

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Random House Audio, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


Killing the SS
By Macmillan Audio
Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega-best-selling Killing series. As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on t...

The Perennial Philosophy
By Tantor Audio
ean: 9781541459564, isbn: 1541459563,
"The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions."With great wit and stunning inte...

Think and Grow Rich (Original, Unabridged Edition 12 CD Set)
By Wirgo L.L.C.
ean: 9780974192574, isbn: 0974192570,
This is the unprecedented blue print for success. Anything your mind can conceive and believe- you can achieve. That is the timeless philosophy of Napoleon Hill, author of this all time motivational best seller, Think and Grow Rich. Napoleon Hills's...

Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall
By Tantor Audio
Unfolding over the course of a single year, from September 1973 to August 1974, Washington Journal is the record of the near-dissolution of a nation's political conscience - told from within. In this book, we see corruption in its most prosaic and g...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2019 - diarieslettersstories.com. All Rights Reserved.