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The Resource Predator nation : corporate criminals, political corruption, and the hijacking of America, Charles Ferguson

Predator nation : corporate criminals, political corruption, and the hijacking of America, Charles Ferguson

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Predator nation : corporate criminals, political corruption, and the hijacking of America
Title
Predator nation
Title remainder
corporate criminals, political corruption, and the hijacking of America
Statement of responsibility
Charles Ferguson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the last several decades, the United States has undergone one of the most radical social and economic transformations in its history: Finance has become America's dominant industry, while manufacturing has nearly disappeared. The financial sector has become increasingly criminalized, with widespread fraud going completely unpunished. Federal tax collections are at their lowest level in sixty years, with the wealthy enjoying the greatest tax reductions. Most shockingly, the United States, so long thebeacon of opportunity for the ambitious poor, has become one of the world's most unequal societies. If you're smart and a hard worker, but your parents aren't rich, you're now better off being born in Munich or Singapore than in Cleveland or New York. This radical shift did not happen by accident. Author Ferguson shows how, since the Reagan administration, both major political parties have become captives of the moneyed elite. The Clinton administration dismantled the regulatory controls that protected the average citizen from avaricious financiers. The Bush team destroyed the federal revenue base with its tax cuts for the rich. And the Obama White House has allowed financial criminals to continue to operate unchecked, even after supposed "reforms" installed after the collapse of 2008.--From publisher description
Writing style
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10115771
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ferguson, Charles H
Dewey number
330.973/0932
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB3722
LC item number
.F458 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Financial crises
  • Banks and banking
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • Equality
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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corporate criminals, political corruption, and the hijacking of America
Label
Predator nation : corporate criminals, political corruption, and the hijacking of America, Charles Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The 1980s: the fateful turn -- Opening Pandora's Box : the 1990s -- The bubble, part one: borrowing and lending in the 2000s -- Wall Street makes a bubble, and gives it to the world -- All fall down: warnings, predators, crises, responses -- Crime and punishment: banking and the bubble as criminal enterprises -- Agents of pain: unregulated finance as a subtractive industry -- The Ivory Tower -- America as a rigged game
Control code
ocn742511089
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 369 p.
Isbn
9780307952554
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011052366
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)742511089
Label
Predator nation : corporate criminals, political corruption, and the hijacking of America, Charles Ferguson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The 1980s: the fateful turn -- Opening Pandora's Box : the 1990s -- The bubble, part one: borrowing and lending in the 2000s -- Wall Street makes a bubble, and gives it to the world -- All fall down: warnings, predators, crises, responses -- Crime and punishment: banking and the bubble as criminal enterprises -- Agents of pain: unregulated finance as a subtractive industry -- The Ivory Tower -- America as a rigged game
Control code
ocn742511089
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 369 p.
Isbn
9780307952554
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011052366
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)742511089

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