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Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

Author: Jane Mayer
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Anchor books editionView all editions and formats
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Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? --Publisher.
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Named Person: David H Koch; Charles G Koch; Charles G Koch; David H Koch
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Mayer
ISBN: 9780307947901 0307947904 9780385535595 0385535597
OCLC Number: 1008860075
Description: xxii, 547 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The investors --
Weaponizing philanthropy : the war of ideas, 1970-2008. Radicals : a Koch family history ; The hidden hand : Richard Mellon Scaife ; Beachheads : John M. Olin and the Bradley brothers ; The Koch method : free-market mayhem ; The Kochtopus : free-market machine --
Secret sponsors : covert operations, 2009-2010. Boots on the ground ; Tea time ; The fossils ; Money is speech : the long road to "Citizens United" ; The shellacking : dark money's midterm debut, 2010 --
Privatizing politics : total combat, 2011-2014. The spoils : plundering Congress ; Mother of all wars : the 2012 setback ; The States : gaining ground ; Selling the new Koch : a better battle plan.
Responsibility: Jane Mayer.

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Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? --Publisher.

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