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The wrecking crew : how conservatives rule

Author: Thomas Frank
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Frank argues that conservatives have taken pains to enshrine the free market as the permanent creed of state, selling off the government, deregulating some industries, defunding others, but always turning public policy into a private-sector bidding war.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Frank
ISBN: 9780805079883 0805079882
OCLC Number: 226291702
Description: x, 369 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Follow this dime --
INSURGENTS: Golconda on the Potomac --
Their enemy, the State --
The world as war and conspiracy --
Marketers of discontent --
From paranoia to privatopia, by way of Pretoria --
SABOTEURS: "The best public servant is the worst one" --
Putting the train in reverse --
City of bought men --
The Bantustan that roared --
Win-win corruption --
Conclusion: Reaching for the pillars.
Responsibility: Thomas Frank.
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Frank argues that conservatives have taken pains to enshrine the free market as the permanent creed of state, selling off the government, deregulating some industries, defunding others, but always turning public policy into a private-sector bidding war.

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Conservatives are unfit to rule

by sachinb (WorldCat user published 2008-10-27) Excellent Permalink

A great examination of what it means to put "business in government", taken from interviews and quotes by conservative pundits, politicians, and think-tanks. Frank is an incredibly thorough researcher who has an obvious belief that government can work (I share this belief). I recommend this book,...
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