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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Jane Mayer
Publisher : Anchor Books
Release Book : 2017-01-24
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today? From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the agenda of this powerful group. In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump's victory, and how, despite much discussion to the contrary, this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in the American political system. Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats—headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys—who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Mayer traces a byzantine trail of billions of dollars spent by the network, revealing a staggering conglomeration of think tanks, academic institutions, media groups, courthouses, and government allies that have fallen under their sphere of influence. Drawing from hundreds of exclusive interviews, as well as extensive scrutiny of public records, private papers, and court proceedings, Mayer provides vivid portraits of the secretive figures behind the new American oligarchy and a searing look at the carefully concealed agendas steering the nation. Dark Money is an essential book for anyone who cares about the future of American democracy. National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist LA Times Book Prize Finalist PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Finalist Shortlisted for the Lukas Prize

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Jane Mayer
Publisher : Anchor
Release Book : 2016-01-19
Download Book : 464 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780385535601


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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS, BEST NONFICTION A LITHUB BOOK OF THE DECADE The US is one of the largest democracies in the world — or is it? America is experiencing an age of profound economic inequality. Employee protections have been decimated, and state welfare is virtually non-existent, while hedge-fund billionaires are grossly under-taxed and big businesses make astounding pro ts at the expense of the environment and of their workers. How did this come about, and who are the driving forces behind it? In this powerful and meticulously researched work of investigative journalism, New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer exposes the network of billionaires trying to buy the US electoral system — and succeeding. Led by libertarian industrialists the Koch brothers, they believe that taxes are a form of tyranny and that government oversight of business is an assault on freedom. Together, they have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in uencing politicians and voters, and hijacking American democracy for their own ends. Dark Money brilliantly illuminates a shady corner of US politics. It is essential reading for anybody interested in the future of democracy. PRAISE FOR JANE MAYER ‘Indispensable.’ The Guardian ‘Persuasive, timely and necessary.’ The New York Times

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Jane Mayer
Publisher : Scribe Publications
Release Book : 2016-02-24
Download Book : 480 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781925307801


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Originally published: New York: Doubleday, 2016.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Jane Mayer
Publisher : Anchor Books
Release Book : 2017-01-24
Download Book : 576 Pages
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Dark Money by Jane Mayer | Summary & Analysis Preview: Dark Money by Jane Mayer profiles the wealthy donors who have funded and established organizations to promote libertarian ideals, particularly the brothers Charles and David Koch. They and their two other brothers were raised by parents who promoted free-market capitalism and were suspicious of anything related or sympathetic to Communism. The four Koch brothers inherited portions of their father’s oil business, and later Charles and David conspired to buy out their other brothers’ portions of the company… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Dark Money · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Instaread
Publisher : Instaread
Release Book : 2016-03-02
Download Book : 35 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781945048234


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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : David Medansky
Publisher : Hybrid Global Publishing
Release Book : 2017-02-15
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781938015601


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What if you discovered foreigners were donating to the campaigns of American politicians? Jacob Stearne wants to find a wife, start a family, and settle down. He’s doing his best to impress his date when a stranger is murdered in his driveway. He tries to follow a clue the dying man left but the cops collar him as the murder suspect. He must track the real assassins before the detectives lock him up with the criminally insane. All the clues point to someone at the symposium his boss will attend. The intricate plotting in Sabel Security novels creates a world you’ll love to get lost in — Pat Chapman His boss, Pia Sabel, and her father attend the symposium for top corporate executives. They are happily mingling with other CEOs when a lobbyist is found dead. Pia quickly uncovers the real purpose of the gathering: to pump foreign cash into the hands of American politicians. Outraged, she sets out to expose the oligarchs, autocrats and terrorists buying senators. Then her father is kidnapped. Before she realizes the size of the hornet’s nest she kicked over, she’s ducking mercenaries and assassins. Can Jacob and Pia clean up international corruption or will they be the next to die? Pia Sabel reminds me of a young Eve Dallas, or a tragic Daenerys, always driven to succeed — Ingrid Anderson Praise for Seeley James’ Sabel Security series Jacob Stearne is Jack Reacher … without the sanity — Paul Westmoreland The twists in Seeley James stories are better than Steve Berry, Tom Clancy, or John Sandford — David Gormer Jacob and his sidekick god, Mercury are two of the best characters ever created — Secret World Book Club Plenty of edge of the seat suspense, a splash of well-timed humor, and adventures that leave you wanting more — Susan Gainoutdinov You can feel them facing evil, staring it in the face and saying, "Bring it on!" — Ann Graham Get the book today that predicts the headlines of tomorrow.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Seeley James
Publisher : Seeley James
Release Book : 2016-03-08
Download Book : 404 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780997230604


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A supplemental textbook that shows how outside groups, specifically dark money groups and super PACs, are profoundly changing political campaigns since Citizens United v. FEC (2010).

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Henrik M. Schatzinger
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Book : 2020
Download Book : 248 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1538136171


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This book helps identify and explain how the new federal campaign finance rules changed the way campaigns were run and paid for in 2012, along with shifting the balance of power from political parties to third-party interest groups.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Melissa M. Smith
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release Book : 2014-02-27
Download Book : 140 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780739185421


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The Sunday Times bestseller. 'A compulsively readable, carefully researched account of how a malignant combination of rightwing ideology, secretive money (much of it from the US) and weaponisation of social media have shaped contemporary British (and to a limited extent, European) politics ... Remarkable' Observer, Book of the Week Democracy is in crisis, and unaccountable and untraceable flows of money are helping to destroy it. This is the story of how money, vested interests and digital skulduggery are eroding trust in democracy. Antiquated electoral laws are broken with impunity, secretive lobbying is bending our politics out of shape and Silicon Valley tech giants collude in selling out democracy. Politicians lie gleefully, making wild claims that can be shared instantly with millions on social media. Peter Geoghegan is a diligent, brilliant guide through the shadowy world of dark money and digital disinformation stretching from Westminster to Washington, and far beyond. Praise for Democracy for Sale: 'Thorough, gripping and vitally important' Oliver Bullough 'A brilliant description of the dark underbelly of modern democracy. Everyone should read it' Anne Applebaum 'A compelling and very readable story of the ongoing corruption of our government and therefore ourselves' Anthony Barnett 'As urgent as it is illuminating' Fintan O'Toole 'This urgent, vital book is essential reading for anyone who wants to make sense of our politics' Carole Cadwalladr 'This forensic and highly readable book shows how so many of our democratic processes have moved into the murky, unregulated spaces of globalisation and digital innovation' Peter Pomerantsev 'A call to arms for all those who value democracy' The Herald 'Geoghegan's words are those of someone who is prepared to keep fighting to defend and revitalise what shadows of democracy still remain'Scotsman

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Peter Geoghegan
Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
Release Book : 2020-05-14
Download Book : 416 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781789546026