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Pity the billionaire : the hard-times swindle and the unlikely comeback of the right

Author: Thomas Frank
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2012.
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"Four years ago, the world's financial system began to suffer an epic breakdown - the result of decades of letting banks and brokers off the leash. How weird, then, is it that America is now experiencing a people's uprising demanding that we embrace the free market, hand the banks as much control as they want and lurch to the political right? How on earth did this happen and, as America gears up for another  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Glenn Beck; Glenn Beck
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Frank
ISBN: 9781846556029 1846556023 9780099570363 009957036X
OCLC Number: 754168751
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 225 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : signs and wonders --
1929: the sequel --
Hold the note and change the key --
Nervous system --
Making a business of it --
Mask for privilege --
Mimesis --
Say, don't you remember --
He whom a dream hath possessed knoweth no more of doubting --
Silence of the technocrats --
Conclusion: Trample the weak.
Responsibility: Thomas Frank.

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Takes us on a road-trip through the strange landscape of the American Right, the Tea Party and Glenn Beck, makes sense of a topsy-turvy world and shows how instead of complying with the new speed  Read more...

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