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Author Chait, Jonathan.

Title The big con : the true story of how Washington got hoodwinked and hijacked by crackpot economics [Hoopla electronic resource] / Jonathan Chait.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2007.
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Cast Read by David Drummond.
Summary The Big Con is a brilliantly revealing look at how the radical ideas of a small group of economic hucksters have taken over the American political system and perverted our nation's policies.American politics has been hijacked. Not by "neocons" or "theocons," but by a fringe group of economic extremists obsessed with radical ideas that favor no one but themselves and their business interests. With dark and engaging wit, Jonathan Chait shows how over the past three decades these canny zealots have gamed the political system and the media so that once unthinkable policies-without a shred of academic, expert, or even popular support-now drive the American agenda, regardless of which party is in power.Why have these ideas succeeded in Washington? How did a subset of fringe radicals take control of American policy and sell short the country's future? And how do they continue to do so despite repeated electoral setbacks? Chait tells the outrageous and eye-opening story, expertly explaining just how politics and economics work in Washington. Through vivid portraits of self-interested politicians and pseudoeconomists, with wry analysis of their bogus theories, Chait gives us the tools to understand what's really behind economic policy debates in Washington: a riveting drama of greed and deceit.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Lobbying -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Economists -- Political activity -- United States.
Political corruption -- United States.
Deception -- Political aspects -- United States.
United States -- Economic policy -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Added Author Drummond, David. Narrator.
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ISBN 9781400125500 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1400125502 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT10756063
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