:

product description page

Nation on the Take : How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It (Reprint)

Nation on the Take : How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It (Reprint) - image 1 of 1

About this item

American democracy has become coin operated. Special interest groups increasingly control every level of government. The necessity of raising huge sums of campaign cash has completely changed the character of politics and policy making, determining what elected representatives stand for and how their time is spent. The marriage of great wealth and intense political influence has rendered our country unable to address our most pressing problems, from runaway government spending to climate change to the wealth gap. It also defines our daily lives: from the cars we drive to the air we breathe to the debt we owe.

In this powerful work of reportage, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman, two vigilant watchdogs, expose legalized corruption and link it to the kitchen-table issues citizens face every day. Inciting our outrage, the authors then inspire us by introducing us to an army of reformers laying the groundwork for change, ready to be called into action. The battle plan for reform presented is practical, realistic, and concrete. No one--except some lobbyists and major political donors--likes business as usual, and this book aims to help forge a new army of reformers who are compelled by a patriotic duty to fight for a better democracy.

An impassioned, infuriating, yet ultimately hopeful call to arms, Nation on the Take lays bare the reach of moneyed interests and charts a way forward, toward the recovery of America's original promise.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Political Science, Business + Money Management
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Wendell Potter & Nick Penniman
Language: English
Street Date: February 7, 2017
TCIN: 52240982
UPC: 9781632861115
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-3336
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$11.55
MSRPReg: $17.00 Save $5.45 (32% off)

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.