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Taibbi, Matt

Overview
Works: 22 works in 74 publications in 4 languages and 5,600 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: HM671, 303.372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matt Taibbi
The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap by Matt Taibbi( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Matt Taibbi's genius is in untangling complex stories and making us care about them by providing striking moral clarity and a genuine sense of outrage. He has become among the most read journalists in America, leading the dialogue with epic Rolling Stone pieces that offer an "almost startling reminder of the power of good writing" (Washington Post). In this new work, he once again takes readers into the biggest, most urgent story in America: a widening wealth gap that is not only reshaping our economic life, but changing our core sense of right and wrong. The wealthy 1% operate with near impunity, while everyone else finds their very existence the subject of massive law enforcement attention: from stop-and-frisk programs and the immigrant dragnet to invasive surveillance and the abuse of debtors. Driven by immersive reporting, this is a stunning look into the newest high-stakes divide in our country: between a lawless aristocracy of hyperwealth and the rest of us, living under the shadow of an incipient American police state"--
Griftopia : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America by Matt Taibbi( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 only 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
The Exile : sex, drugs, and libel in the new Russia by Mark Ames( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is the inside story of how the tabloid came to be and how Ames and Taibbi broke their biggest stories - all the while playing hysterically vicious practical jokes, racking up innumerable death threats, and ingesting a motherlode of speed. It's a darkly funny, taka-no-prisoners profile of the sordid underbelly of the New World Order."--Jacket
Griftopia : A story of bankers, politicians, and the most audacious power grab in american history by Matt Taibbi( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investigation of financial, political, and media power in the United States, looking at what the author sees as a complete transfer of control in the first decade of the twenty-first century from a democracy to the self-interested elite
Griftopia bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America by Matt Taibbi( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap by Matt Taibbi( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bestselling author of The Great Derangement and Griftopia takes on his most important story yet: an unprecedented wealth gap that is not just changing our financial lives but transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship
Divide by Matt Taibbi( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery. As poverty has gone up, crime rates have come down, but the prison population has doubled. Meanwhile, fraud by the rich wipes out 40 per cent of the world's wealth - yet the rich get massively richer, and no one goes to jail. In search of a solution, journalist Matt Taibbi discovered the Divide, the seam in American life where two troubling trends - growing wealth-inequality and mass incarceration - come together. Basic rig
Taking Washington back from Wall Street Steve Meacham of City Life ; Vida Urbana ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amidst fading hopes for real reform on issues ranging from high finance to health care, economist Robert Kuttner and journalist Matt Taibbi join Bill Moyers to discuss Wall Street's power over the federal government. The Journal profiles Steve Meacham, a Massachusetts community organizer fighting to keep working people in their homes. Moyers also talks about the book, "Nemesis : the Last Days of the American Republic" by Chalmers Johnson
The great derangement : a terrifying true story of war, politics, and religion at the twilight of the American empire by Matt Taibbi( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A REVELATORY AND DARKLY COMIC ADVENTURE THROUGH A NATION ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN'FROM THE HALLS OF CONGRESS TO THE BASES OF BAGHDAD TO THE APOCALYPTIC CHURCHES OF THE HEARTLAND Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi set out to describe the nature of George Bush's America in the post-9/11 era and ended up vomiting demons in an evangelical church in Texas, riding the streets of Baghdad in an American convoy to nowhere, searching for phantom fighter jets in Congress, and falling into the rabbit hole of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Matt discovered in his travels across the country that the resilient blue state/red state narrative of American politics had become irrelevant. A large and growing chunk of the American population was so turned off'or radicalized'by electoral chicanery, a spineless news media, and the increasingly blatant lies from our leaders ("they hate us for our freedom") that they abandoned the political mainstream altogether. They joined what he calls The Great Derangement. Taibbi tells the story of this new American madness by inserting himself into four defining American subcultures: The Military, where he finds himself mired in the grotesque black comedy of the American occupation of Iraq; The System, where he follows the money-slicked path of legislation in Congress; The Resistance, where he doubles as chief public antagonist and undercover member of the passionately bonkers 9/11 Truth Movement; and The Church, where he infiltrates a politically influential apocalyptic mega-ministry in Texas and enters the lives of its desperate congregants. Together these four interwoven adventures paint a portrait of a nation dangerously out of touch with reality and desperately searching for answers in all the wrong places. Funny, smart, and a little bit heartbreaking, The Great Derangement is an audaciously reported, sobering, and illuminating portrait of America at the end of the Bush era
Cleptopía : fabricantes de burbujas y vampiros financieros en la Era de la Estafa by Matt Taibbi( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are drones destroying our democracy? ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bill explores the moral and legal implications of using drones to target our enemies. Also, Matt Taibbi on big bank privileges."--from publisher's website
Moyers & Company ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The One Percent is not only increasing their share of wealth; they're using it to spread millions among political candidates who serve their interests. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Moyers is joined by two veteran journalists to discuss how the super-rich have willfully confused their self-interest with America's interest. Guests are Chrystia Freeland, author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, and Rolling Stone magazine's Matt Taibbi, who regularly shines his spotlight on scandals involving big business and government."--Container
Moyers & company ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In this edition of Moyers & Company, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi joins Bill to discuss the continuing lack of accountability for "too big to fail" banks that continue to break laws and act unethically because they know they can get away with it. Taibbi refers specifically to the government's recent settlement with HSBC, which merely had to pay a big fine for shocking offenses - including, Taibbi says, laundering money for both drug cartels and banks connected to terrorists. Taibbi also expresses his concern over recent Obama appointees who go from working on behalf of major banks in the private sector to policing them in the public sector
The stupidest law ever by Matt Taibbi( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Covers issues of California's three strikes laws, as well as those set to reform the laws including Michael Romano and David Mills, founders of the Stanford Three Strikes project
How big banks victimize our democracy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Episode guests: Rolling Stone editor Matt Taibbi, Naked Capitalism blogger Yves Smith, and author/advocate Peter Edelman
The griftocracy : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America by Matt Taibbi( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Cleptopía : fabricantes e bubujas y vampiros financieros en la era de la estafa by Matt Taibbi( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Smells like dead elephants : rapporto dall'impero del marcio by Matt Taibbi( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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