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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnston, David Cay
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalism
  • Income distribution
  • Equality
  • Rich people
  • Lobbyists
  • United States
  • Subsidies
Label
Free lunch : how the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill), David Cay Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Chinese magnetism
  • ch. 5.
  • Seizing the commons
  • ch. 6.
  • Pride and profits
  • ch. 7.
  • Your land is my land
  • ch. 8.
  • Bounty hunters
  • ch. 9.
  • Preface
  • Goin' fishin'
  • ch. 10.
  • Just say no
  • ch. 11.
  • Beauty and the bounty
  • ch. 12.
  • False alarm
  • ch. 13.
  • Home robbery
  • ch. 14.
  • ch. 1.
  • Indentured scholars
  • ch. 15.
  • Selling the furniture
  • ch. 16.
  • Suffer the little children
  • ch. 17.
  • Trojan horse
  • ch. 18.
  • Sightless sheriffs
  • ch. 19.
  • Without even asking
  • Paying twice
  • ch. 20.
  • Rising snow
  • ch. 21.
  • Unhealthy economics
  • ch. 22.
  • Less for more
  • ch. 23.
  • Hooked on drugs
  • ch. 24.
  • ch. 2.
  • "I'm being trapped"
  • ch. 25.
  • None dare call it stealing
  • ch. 26.
  • Not since Hoover
  • Conclusions : What to do?
  • Mr. Reagan's question
  • ch. 3.
  • Trust and consequences
  • ch. 4.
Control code
173502710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781591841913
Lccn
2007039164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chinese magnetism
  • ch. 5.
  • Seizing the commons
  • ch. 6.
  • Pride and profits
  • ch. 7.
  • Your land is my land
  • ch. 8.
  • Bounty hunters
  • ch. 9.
  • Preface
  • Goin' fishin'
  • ch. 10.
  • Just say no
  • ch. 11.
  • Beauty and the bounty
  • ch. 12.
  • False alarm
  • ch. 13.
  • Home robbery
  • ch. 14.
  • ch. 1.
  • Indentured scholars
  • ch. 15.
  • Selling the furniture
  • ch. 16.
  • Suffer the little children
  • ch. 17.
  • Trojan horse
  • ch. 18.
  • Sightless sheriffs
  • ch. 19.
  • Without even asking
  • Paying twice
  • ch. 20.
  • Rising snow
  • ch. 21.
  • Unhealthy economics
  • ch. 22.
  • Less for more
  • ch. 23.
  • Hooked on drugs
  • ch. 24.
  • ch. 2.
  • "I'm being trapped"
  • ch. 25.
  • None dare call it stealing
  • ch. 26.
  • Not since Hoover
  • Conclusions : What to do?
  • Mr. Reagan's question
  • ch. 3.
  • Trust and consequences
  • ch. 4.
Control code
173502710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781591841913
Lccn
2007039164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)173502710

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