Death Eaters

Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 01/29/2017 - 13:12

"A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time— the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 13:35

"The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.

In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option.

Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:42

"There has been an enormous upward redistribution of income in the United States in the last four decades. In his most recent book, Baker shows that this upward redistribution was not the result of globalization and the natural workings of the market. Rather, it was the result of conscious policies that were designed to put downward pressure on the wages of ordinary workers while protecting and enhancing the incomes of those at the top. Baker explains how rules on trade, patents, copyrights, corporate governance, and macroeconomic policy were rigged to make income flow upward."

Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:50

"Charles H. Ferguson, who electrified the world with his Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, now explains how a predator elite took over the country, step by step, and he exposes the networks of academic, financial, and political influence, in all recent administrations, that prepared the predators’ path to conquest. 
     Over the last several decades, the United States has undergone one of the most radical social and economic transformations in its history. 

The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 13:29

"Since Ronald Reagan left office—and particularly after his death—his shadow has loomed large over American politics: Republicans and many Democrats have waxed nostalgic, extolling the Republican tradition he embodied, the optimism he espoused, and his abilities as a communicator.

The Koch Club

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:20

"The Investigative Reporting Workshop reviewed and analyzed five years of political and charitable donations from Charles and David Koch, their five charitable foundations and Koch Industries to scores of federal candidates, 89 nonprofit public-policy organizations and 221 U.S. colleges and universities. The billionaire brothers' organizations cumulatively spent $134 million, and “The Koch Club” specifically reveals precisely how and to whom the money was targeted."