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The Resource Free lunch : how the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill), David Cay Johnston

Free lunch : how the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill), David Cay Johnston

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Free lunch : how the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill)
Title
Free lunch
Title remainder
how the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill)
Statement of responsibility
David Cay Johnston
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How does a strong and growing economy lend itself to job uncertainty, debt, bankruptcy, and economic fear for a vast number of Americans? This book answers this great economic question, revealing how today's government policies and spending benefit the wealthy. Johnston shows how, under the guise of deregulation, a whole new set of regulations quietly went into effect--thwarting competition, depressing wages, and rewarding misconduct. Revelations include: how we ended up with the most expensive yet inefficient health-care system in the world; how homeowners' title insurance became a costly, deceitful, yet almost invisible oligopoly; how our government gives hidden subsidies for posh golf courses; how baseball team owners will collect more than $1.3 billion in public funds. In these instances and more, Johnston shows how the lobbyists and lawyers representing the most powerful 0.1 percent of Americans manipulated our government at the expense of the other 99.9 percent.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Johnston, David C
Dewey number
338.973/02
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.S9
LC item number
J64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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how the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill)
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Free lunch : how the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill), David Cay Johnston
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn173502710
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9781591841913
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2007039164
System control number
(OCoLC)173502710
Label
Free lunch : how the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill), David Cay Johnston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn173502710
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9781591841913
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2007039164
System control number
(OCoLC)173502710

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