Greedy Bastards

Greedy Bastards

How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires From Sucking America Dry

Book - 2012
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Dylan Ratigan is mad as hell. Infuriated by government corruption and corporate communism, incensed by banksters shaking down taxpayers, and despairing of an ailing health care system, an age-old dependency on foreign oil, and a failing educational system, Ratigan sees an America that has allowed itself to be swindled and robbed. In this book, his first, he rips the lid off our deeply crooked system--and offers a way out.

This country, now more than ever, needs passionate debate and smart policy, a brazen willingness to scrap what doesn't work, and the entrepreneurial spirit to try what does. Ratigan has compiled brash and fresh solutions for building a new and better America, and with this book he has started the debate America deserves.

With you, he wants to take back the country from the six vampires sucking this nation dry:

* A political system in which lobbyists write legislation, lawmakers place "secret holds" to create more pork for their districts, and money drives the whole process.

* A banking system that uses capital for speculation and debt creation, rather than productive investment.

* A "master-slave" relationship with our Chinese bankers, making our corporations and politicians complicit in a system that rigs our currency and leaves us with permanent joblessness and massive trade deficits.

* A health care system that is among the priciest and least sustainable in the industrialized world.

* An educational system that prizes prestige but produces mediocrity.

* An addiction to foreign oil that has sapped us of our willingness to innovate, made us reliant on inefficient technologies, and left us supportive of corrupt governments.

To combat these vampires and to isolate the systematic ways in which our once productive industries and our government have been breached, Ratigan does not offer a grab bag of flimsy suggestions or useless hot air. Instead he provides readers with a set of values that together form the answer for how each of us can not only understand what has gone wrong--but join together to make it right.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451642223
1451642229
Branch Call Number: 330.973 Rat
Characteristics: ix, 245 pages : illustrations

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harrm01 Dec 03, 2014

a must read it really gets it done

gramercygal Apr 16, 2012

Every American with a brain should read this book. Reps and Dems - ALL!
Mr Ratigan simply breaks down how WS and the banks are screwing us every day.

He encourages us to get active ... There is strength in numbers!

He stresses the need to take money out of politics ... I hope we can make this happen (or I really feel we are doomed!)

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gramercygal Apr 16, 2012

gramercygal thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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