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The Resource Griftopia : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America, Matt Taibbi

Griftopia : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America, Matt Taibbi

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Griftopia : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America
Title
Griftopia
Title remainder
bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America
Statement of responsibility
Matt Taibbi
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 was only a 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
Summary
Examines American financial, political, and media power and argues that the dramatic series of events that led to the financial crisis also resulted in a complete shift of power to the self-interested elite
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Tone
Writing style
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361252
Cataloging source
DLC
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Taibbi, Matt
Dewey number
973.932
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK2249
LC item number
.T35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Political corruption
  • Deception
  • Despotism
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that broke America
Label
Griftopia : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America, Matt Taibbi
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The grifter archipelago; or, why the tea party doesn't matter -- The biggest asshole in the universe -- Hot potato: the great American mortgage scam -- Blowout: the commodities bubble -- The outsourced highway: wealth funds -- The trillion-dollar Band-Aid: health care reform -- The great American bubble machine -- Epilogue -- Note on sources
Control code
18506372
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780385529952
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn495781128
  • (OCoLC)495781128
Label
Griftopia : bubble machines, vampire squids, and the long con that is breaking America, Matt Taibbi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The grifter archipelago; or, why the tea party doesn't matter -- The biggest asshole in the universe -- Hot potato: the great American mortgage scam -- Blowout: the commodities bubble -- The outsourced highway: wealth funds -- The trillion-dollar Band-Aid: health care reform -- The great American bubble machine -- Epilogue -- Note on sources
Control code
18506372
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780385529952
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn495781128
  • (OCoLC)495781128

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