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Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

by Mayer, Jane (Author)

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Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • The
  • investors
  • Weaponizing philanthropy: the war of ideas, 1970-2008.
  • Radicals: A Koch family history ;
  • The
  • hidden hand: Richard Mellon Scaife ;
  • Beachheads: John M. Olin and the Bradley brothers ;
  • The
  • Koch method: Free-market mayhem ;
  • The
  • Kochtopus: Free-market machine
  • Secret sponsors: covert operations, 2009-2010. Boots on the ground ;
  • Tea time ;
  • The
  • fossils ;
  • Money is speech: The long road to "Citizens United" ;
  • The
  • shellacking: Dark money's midterm debut, 2010
  • Privatizing politics: total combat, 2011-2014.
  • The
  • spoils: Plundering Congress ;
  • Mother of all wars: The 2012 setback ;
  • The
  • States: Gaining ground ;
  • Selling the new Koch: A better battle plan.