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The Resource The big con : the true story of how Washington got hoodwinked and hijacked by crackpot economics, Jonathan Chait

The big con : the true story of how Washington got hoodwinked and hijacked by crackpot economics, Jonathan Chait

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The big con : the true story of how Washington got hoodwinked and hijacked by crackpot economics
Title
The big con
Title remainder
the true story of how Washington got hoodwinked and hijacked by crackpot economics
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Chait
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A revealing look at how a small group of economic hucksters have taken over the American political system and perverted our nation's policies. American politics has been hijacked, not by "neocons" or "theocons," but by a fringe group of economic extremists obsessed with radical ideas that favor no one but themselves and their business interests. With dark wit, journalist Chait shows how over the last three decades these canny zealots have gamed the political system and the media so that once unthinkable policies--without a shred of academic, expert, or even popular support--now drive the American agenda, regardless of which party is in power. Why have these ideas succeeded? Through vivid portraits of self-interested politicians and pseudo-economists, and in wry analysis of their bogus theories, Chait gives us the tools to understand what's really behind economic policy debates in Washington: a riveting drama of greed and deceit.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Chait, Jonathan
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1118
LC item number
.C43 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lobbying
  • Economists
  • Political corruption
  • Deception
  • United States
Label
The big con : the true story of how Washington got hoodwinked and hijacked by crackpot economics, Jonathan Chait
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Charlatans and cranks -- The sum of all lobbies -- Driving out the heretics -- The necessity of deceit -- Media : the dog that didn't watch -- How Washington imagines character -- The abuse of power -- The mainstreaming of radicalism
Control code
123818185
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 294 p.
Isbn
9780618685400
Lccn
2007014001
System control number
(OCoLC)123818185
Label
The big con : the true story of how Washington got hoodwinked and hijacked by crackpot economics, Jonathan Chait
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Charlatans and cranks -- The sum of all lobbies -- Driving out the heretics -- The necessity of deceit -- Media : the dog that didn't watch -- How Washington imagines character -- The abuse of power -- The mainstreaming of radicalism
Control code
123818185
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 294 p.
Isbn
9780618685400
Lccn
2007014001
System control number
(OCoLC)123818185

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