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Dark money [electronic resource] : The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. Jane Mayer.

Mayer, Jane. (Author). Potter, Kirsten. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307970688 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (14 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2016.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Kirsten Potter.
Summary, etc.: 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?The 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 bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.The network has brought together some of the richest people on the planet, foremost among them Charles and David Koch. Their core beliefs—that taxes are a form of tyranny; that government oversight of business is an assault on freedom—are sincerely held. But these beliefs...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 476246 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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