The Resource Griftopia : a story of bankers, politicians, and the most audacious power grab in American history, Matt Taibbi

Griftopia : a story of bankers, politicians, and the most audacious power grab in American history, Matt Taibbi

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Griftopia : a story of bankers, politicians, and the most audacious power grab in American history
Title
Griftopia
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a story of bankers, politicians, and the most audacious power grab in American history
Statement of responsibility
Matt Taibbi
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines American financial, political, and media power and argues that the dramatic series of events that led to the financial crisis also resulted in a complete shift of power to the self-interested elite
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361252
Cataloging source
BT
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Taibbi, Matt
Dewey number
330.90511
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Political corruption
  • Deception
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Target audience
general
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bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that broke America
Label
Griftopia : a story of bankers, politicians, and the most audacious power grab in American history, Matt Taibbi
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The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isn't past but prologue. The rise, fall, and rescue of Wall Street in the bubble-and-bailout era was the coming-out party for the network of looters who sit at the nexus of American political and economic power. The grifter class--made up of the largest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding--has been growing in power for a generation, transferring wealth upward through increasingly complex financial mechanisms and political maneuvers. The crisis was only one terrifying manifestation of how they've hijacked America's political and economic life. Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi here unravels the story, digging beyond the headlines to get into the deeper roots and wider implications. He traces the movement's origins to Ayn Rand and her most influential acolyte, Alan Greenspan; he uncovers the hidden commodities bubble that transferred billions of dollars to Wall Street while creating food shortages around the world; and he shows how finance dominates politics with an inside account of the high-stakes battle for health-care reform--a battle the true reformers lost.--From publisher description
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Updated and expanded ed.
Extent
299 p.
Isbn
9780385529969
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) a664015
Label
Griftopia : a story of bankers, politicians, and the most audacious power grab in American history, Matt Taibbi
Publication
Note
The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isn't past but prologue. The rise, fall, and rescue of Wall Street in the bubble-and-bailout era was the coming-out party for the network of looters who sit at the nexus of American political and economic power. The grifter class--made up of the largest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding--has been growing in power for a generation, transferring wealth upward through increasingly complex financial mechanisms and political maneuvers. The crisis was only one terrifying manifestation of how they've hijacked America's political and economic life. Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi here unravels the story, digging beyond the headlines to get into the deeper roots and wider implications. He traces the movement's origins to Ayn Rand and her most influential acolyte, Alan Greenspan; he uncovers the hidden commodities bubble that transferred billions of dollars to Wall Street while creating food shortages around the world; and he shows how finance dominates politics with an inside account of the high-stakes battle for health-care reform--a battle the true reformers lost.--From publisher description
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Updated and expanded ed.
Extent
299 p.
Isbn
9780385529969
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) a664015

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