Dark Money: How a Secretive Group of Billionaires is

Dark Money: How a Secretive Group of Billionaires is Trying to Buy Political Control in the US 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 workersThe conventional answer is that a popular uprising against big government led to the rise of a broad based conservative movement But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views also played a key role by bankrolling a systematic, step by step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system Jane Mayer spent five years conducting hundreds of interviews including with several sources within the network and scoured public records, private papers, and court proceedings in reporting this book In a taut and utterly convincing narrative, she traces the byzantine trail of the billions of dollars spent by the network and provides vivid portraits of the colourful figures behind the new American oligarchyDark Money is a book that must be read by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy

10 thoughts on “Dark Money: How a Secretive Group of Billionaires is Trying to Buy Political Control in the US

  1. says:

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can t have both Louis D BrandeisIt has been a consistent element of modern life in the USA that the public polls asprogressive than our elected officials Given that i

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    I just want my fair share which is all of itCharles Koch, quoted in Jane Mayer, Dark MoneyI m not sure reading this right after Trump got elected was the right decision As I write this Betsy DeVos sister of Eric Prince, daughter of billionaire Edgar Prince, daughter in law to Amwa

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    I m not American, but my reaction to Dark Money is that everyone in the US and elsewhere for that matter who has any interest in politics must read it For reasons related to my busy life and not the quality of the book, I listened to the audio of Dark Money sporadically over several we

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    We re all fucked Everything is fucked Mitch McConnell, I hope you and the rest of you soul selling goons really do believe in hell, because I m sadistically delighted by the idea of you guys having to drink yourselves to sleep every night expecting that you re going to burn there for allll

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    I am utterly astounded.Not surprised, mind you But I am utterly astounded It feels like there are no books written anythat rely on real investigative journalism But this is one, and it has meticulous, astounding scope.It s one thing to point out the flaws in your opposition Those kinds of books

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    It will not be surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that for the past twenty years our political system has been awash in special interest money Mayer tells us it is forty years What Mayer does in this detailed accounting is to elucidate the sources of that money and the routes it takes t

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    Urge you to read this book.Leave your political beliefs aside and read this book How commercials, news media reports are influencing us how to vote country, state and every two years All the dark money behind all those 501 c billionaires and millionaires We don t have one person one vote any, our cabinet

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    I haven t finished the book yet, but the thrust is clear The Koch brothers and their billionaire friends are implementing a plan to take over American government at every level Their objectives are purely personal greed no taxes, no regulation especially environmental , minimal government for all people and pr

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    Dark Money The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer is a 2016 Doubleday publication I can read supernatural horror novels, the grittiest crime thrillers, true crime and a host of other material that sends shivers down my spine, but nothing paralyzes me with fearthan

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    What an important book I m planning to read it slowly and will note some key quotes and information from each section We must make our choice We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can t have both Louis BrandeisINTRODUCTION We are on the road not just to a highly unequal

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