America is experiencing an age of profound economic inequality. Employee protections have been decimated, and state welfare is virtually non-existent, while hedge fund billionaires are grossly under-taxed and big businesses make astounding profits at the expense of the environment and of their workers.
`Utterly brilliant and chilling - no matter how much you think you already know ... Read it!'
* Naomi Klein author of This Changes Everything
`Political journalism at its best, an epic and terrifying story that grips the reader like a Stephen King thriller.'
-- A.M. Homes * The Observer *
* The Guardian *
`Persuasive, timely and necessary.'
* The New York Times *
`A terrifying insight into how 21st-century politics works.'
-- George Monbiot * The Guardian *
`A chilling book' * Times Higher Education *
`A triumph ... Mayer has cut through the secrecy that these men have carefully cultivated ... and given the world a full accounting of what had been a shadowy and largely unseen force.'
* New York Review of Books *
`Packed with revelations.'
* San Francisco Chronicle *
`A must-read for those seeking to understand how Washington became a corporatocracy.'
* New Internationalist *
`Meticulously researched and elegantly written.'
-- John Keane * Sydney Morning Herald *The New York Times
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`Meticulously, fascinatingly and horrifyingly explains how eccentric American billionaires hijaced our democracy.'
-- Curtis Sittenfeld * The Observer *