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Author Mayer, Jane.

Title Dark money [electronic resource] : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right / Jane Mayer.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2016]


Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 449 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Summary Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.The network has brought together some of the richest people on the planet, foremost among them Charles and David Koch. Their core beliefs--that taxes are a form of tyranny; that government oversight of business is an assault on freedom--are sincerely held. But these beliefs also...
Subject Koch, Charles G. (Charles de Ganahl), 1935-
Koch, David H., 1940-
Citizens United.
Libertarianism -- United States.
Conservatism -- United States.
Campaign funds -- United States.
Rich people -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Koch, Charles G. (Charles de Ganahl), 1935- (OCoLC)fst01914700
Koch, David H., 1940- (OCoLC)fst01914701
Citizens United. (OCoLC)fst01778918
Campaign funds. (OCoLC)fst00844844
Conservatism. (OCoLC)fst00875582
Libertarianism. (OCoLC)fst00997235
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Rich people. (OCoLC)fst01097537
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term Since 2009
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780385535601
ISBN 0385535600 electronic bk.
9780385535601 electronic bk.

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