Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
Product Number: EB00166432
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385529976
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
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A brilliantly illuminating and darkly comic tale of the ongoing financial and political crisis in America The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isn't past but prologue. 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, and the crisis was only one terrifying manifestation of how they've hijacked America's political and economic life. Matt Taibbi has combined deep sources, trailblazing reportage, and provocative analysis to create the most lucid, emotionally galvanizing account yet written of this ongoing American crisis. He offers fresh reporting on the backroom deals of the bailout; tells the story of Goldman Sachs, the "vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity"; and uncovers the hidden commodities bubble that transferred billions of dollars to Wall Street while creating food shortages around the world. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the labyrinthine inner workings of this country, and the profound consequences for us all.

Author(s): Matt Taibbi
Original Publish Date: Nov 02, 2010

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Author(s): Matt Taibbi
Narrator(s): Patrick Egan
Product Number Z100010733
Released: Nov 02, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307751102

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