The Fine Print

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Published: 2012-09-18

ISBN: 9781591843580

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

A bestselling author’s shocking analysis of the many ways everyday people are systemically victimized by powerful corporations. David Cay Johnston has made a name for himself as the defender of the common man, calling out the rich and powerful for cheating the system at the expense of everyone else. Whether he’s exposing unjust loopholes in the tax code that help the rich get richer or pointing out how powerful corporations pocket government subsidies at excessive taxpayer expense, Johnston is an eloquent town crier for justice and equality.Now this bestselling author has turned his attention

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Price: $27.95


Currency Wars

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Published: 2011-11-10

ISBN: 9781591844495

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon.Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics. At best, they offer the sorry spectacle of countries’ stealing growth from their trading partners. At worst, they degenerate into sequential bouts of inflation, recession,

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Price: $26.95


The End of the Free Market

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Published: 2011-09-27

ISBN: 9781591844402

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

Synopsis

"An essential guide to the future of the world economy." -David Smick, author of The World is Curved A number of authoritarian governments, drawn to the economic power of capitalism but wary of uncontrolled free markets, have invented something new: state capitalism. In this system, governments use markets to create wealth that can be directed as political officials see fit.As an expert on the intersection between economics and politics, Ian Bremmer is uniquely qualified to illustrate the rise of state capitalism and its long-term threat to the global economy. The main characters

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Price: $16.00


The End of the Free Market

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Published: 2010-05-13

ISBN: 9781591843016

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

Understanding the rise of state capitalism and its threat to global free markets The End of the Free Market details the growing phenomenon of state capitalism, a system in which governments drive local economies through ownership of market-dominant companies and large pools of excess capital, using them for political gain. This trend threatens America’s competitive edge and the conduct of free markets everywhere. An expert on the intersection of economics and politics, Ian Bremmer has followed the rise of state-owned firms in China, Russia, the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Iran, Venezuela,

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Price: $26.95


Free Lunch

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Published: 2008-12-30

ISBN: 9781591842484

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

Synopsis

Free Lunch answers the great mystery of our time: How did our strong and growing economy give way to job uncertainty, debt, bankruptcy, and fear for millions of Americans? Acclaimed reporter David Cay Johnston reveals how government policies and spending have reached deep into the wallets of the many to benefit the top 1% of the wealthiest. He shows exactly who has been getting free lunches from the government?from $100 million to Warren Buffett, to $1.3 billion to the owners of the Yankees and Mets. But of course there?s really no such thing as a free lunch. The taxpayer always picks up the bill.

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Price: $16.00


Free Lunch

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Published: 2007-12-27

ISBN: 9781591841913

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

The bestselling author of Perfectly Legal returns with a powerful new exposé How does a strong and growing economy lend itself to job uncertainty, debt, bankruptcy, and economic fear for a vast number of Americans? Free Lunch provides answers to this great economic mystery of our time, revealing how today?s government policies and spending reach deep into the wallets of the many for the benefit of the wealthy few. Johnston cuts through the official version of events and shows how, under the guise of deregulation, a whole new set of regulations quietly went into effect? regulations that thwart

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Price: $24.95


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