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Free Lunch

How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill)

by David Cay Johnston

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How does a strong and growing economy lend itself to job uncertainty, debt, bankruptcy, and economic fear for a vast number of Americans? Free Lunch provides answers to this great economic mystery of our time, revealing how today’s government policies and spending reach deep into the wallets of the many for the benefit of the wealthy few. Johnston cuts through the official version of events and shows how, under the guise of deregulation, a whole new set of regulations quietly went into effect—regulations that thwart competition, depress wages, and reward misconduct.

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"An exhaustive litany of federal, state and even local giveaways to the very wealthy, described in agonizing and depressing detail...Without solutions, this remains little more than a list of grievances." - Kirkus Reviews.

"“With clarity, conciseness, and cool, fact-saturated analysis, Mr. Johnston, the premier investigative reporter on how industry and commerce shift risks and costs to taxpayers, sends the ultimate message to all Americans—either we demand to have a say or we will continue to pay, pay, and pay." - Ralph Nader.

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