Big money : 2.5 billion dollars, one suspicious vehicle, and a pimp-on the trail of the ultra-rich hijacking American politics / Kenneth P. Vogel.

Author
Vogel, Kenneth P., 1975- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
  • New York : Public Affairs, 2014.
  • ©2014
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1 online resource (321 p.)

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Mark Hanna?the turn-of-the-century iron-and-coal-magnate-turned-operative who leveraged massive contributions from the robber barons?was famously quoted as saying: ?There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money, and I can't remember what the second one is." To an extent that would have made Hanna blush, a series of developments capped by the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision effectively crowned a bunch of billionaires and their operatives the new kings of politics.Big Money is a rollicking tour of a new political world dramatically reor
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Includes index.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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English
Contents
Contents; Preface; 1. The Billionaires' Club; 2. The Pony; 3. The New Boss; 4. The Barrel of a Gun; 5. The Political Fantasy Camp; 6. The Big-Money Prototype Candidate; 7. The Brothers Behind the Tea Party; 8. The Turnaround; 9. The Biggest Bet Yet; 10. The Autopsies; 11. The Civil Wars; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
ISBN
1-61039-339-2
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