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Fri Mar 21 17:13:01 2014 UTClccn-n990216850.00The Russia factor0.221.00How big banks victimize our democracy68257575Matt_Taibbin 990216854946801lccn-n79006865United StatesCongresslccn-n99021684Ames, Mark1965-np-egan, patrickEgan, Patricknp-slavin, davidSlavin, Davidnrtlccn-no98110770Books on Tape, Inclccn-n91046173Public Affairs Television (Firm)lccn-n81024550Moyers, Bill D.lccn-no2003057097Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)np-winship, michaelWinship, Michaelauslccn-n80014556WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)Taibbi, MattHistoryPersonal narratives‡vAmericanBiographyPolitical scienceUnited StatesDeception--Political aspectsTaibbi, MattPolitical corruptionDespotismFinancial crisesEconomic historyPolitical cultureTravelIraq War (2003-2011)Left-wing extremistsSeptember 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001)War--CausesTexas--San AntonioBig churchesUnited States.--CongressDecision makingJournalistsPolitical campaignsPresidents--ElectionRussia (Federation)--MoscowTabloid newspapersAmes, Mark,Exile (Moscow, Russia)AmericansNewspaper publishingFederal governmentPolitical participationPolitical planningRich peopleSocial justicePoorIncome distributionCity Life (Organization)Health care reformForeclosure--PreventionMassachusettsSocial historyInsurance companies--Corrupt practicesDrone aircraftTexasEqualityBusinessBank investments--Law and legislationBanks and banking--State supervisionPovertyMandatory sentencesPrison sentencesCalifornia197019992000200520062007200820092010201120122013201436152159973.932JK2249ocn84083743215429ocn495781128book20100.19Taibbi, MattGriftopia : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking AmericaHistoryThe 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+-+12447003853242013ocn041026579book19990.53Ames, MarkThe Exile : sex, drugs, and libel in the new RussiaBiography"The eXile is the controversial biweekly Moscow tabloid founded by Americans Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi. In the tradition of gonzo journalists like Hanter S. Thompson, Ames and Taibbi cover everything from decadent club scenes to the nation's collapsing political and economic systems - and no person or institution is spared from their razor sharp satiric viewpoint. They take you beneath the surface of the Russia that most Western journalists experience."+-+97018675351147ocn773007548book20100.28Taibbi, MattGriftopia : A story of bankers, politicians, and the most audacious power grab in american historyAn 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+-+6144700385852ocn682910294file20100.12Taibbi, MattGriftopia bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America+-+7566022585324285ocn852957163book20130.17Taibbi, MattThe divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap"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"--93ocn785846404book20120.28Taibbi, MattKleptopia : wie uns Finanzindustrie, Politik und Banken für dumm verkaufen91ocn650350165visu20090.21Taking Washington back from Wall Street Steve Meacham of City Life ; Vida UrbanaAmidst 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 Johnson64ocn770714230book20080.19Taibbi, MattThe great derangement : a terrifying true story of war, politics, and religion at the twilight of the American empirePersonal narratives AmericanA 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+-+K71570038542ocn796268837book20110.47Taibbi, MattCleptopía : fabricantes de burbujas y vampiros financieros en la Era de la Estafa41ocn860905432visu20130.47Are drones destroying our democracy?"Bill explores the moral and legal implications of using drones to target our enemies. Also, Matt Taibbi on big bank privileges."--from publisher's website21ocn840837432visu20130.53Moyers & Company Plutocracy Rising"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."--Container11ocn863617959book20100.10Taibbi, MattThe griftocracy : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America+-+804470038511ocn839307860book20130.47Taibbi, MattThe stupidest law everCovers 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 project11ocn799712070book2008Taibbi, MattSmells like dead elephants : rapporto dall'impero del marcio11ocn851339533book20100.47Taibbi, MattCleptopía : fabricantes e bubujas y vampiros financieros en la era de la estafa11ocn812349406visu20121.00How big banks victimize our democracyEpisode guests: Rolling Stone editor Matt Taibbi, Naked Capitalism blogger Yves Smith, and author/advocate Peter Edelman11ocn841793706book20140.10Taibbi, MattDivide9575ocn166380137book20080.19Taibbi, MattThe great derangement : a terrifying true story of war, politics, and religion at the twilight of the American empirePersonal narratives AmericanRolling 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.--From publisher description+-+99857003853915ocn057452563book20050.24Taibbi, MattSpanking the donkey : dispatches from the dumb seasonBiography"Taibbi fulfills his responsibilities as a serious campaign reporter with frequent bouts of blind panic, sad attempts to cope with drugs, and the donning of a gorilla suit; in addition, as he follows the dog-and-pony show around the country, he forgoes lavish journalists' watering holes in favor of hostels and halfway houses. Such devices allow our protagonist to register, with sharpness and mounting anxiety, the gaping canyon that divides swaths of sane working Americans from the political phonies who purport to represent them."--BOOK JACKET+-+36439301062311ocn154673976book20070.27Taibbi, MattSmells like dead elephants : dispatches from a rotting empireBiographyHumor+-+7695267535253ocn232153678com20080.13Taibbi, MattGreat derangement a terrifying true story of war, politics, and religion at the twilight of the American EmpirePersonal narratives AmericanA 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+-+729104069611ocn731615912visu1999The Russia factorThe chaotic Russian economy after the Soviet breakup is presented through the eyes of the American-born editors, Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi, of the English-language tabloid-style alternative newspaper, The Exile, published in Moscow. Included is a sketch of and interview with General Alexander Lebed+-+1244700385324+-+1244700385324Fri Mar 21 15:46:02 EDT 2014batch19961