Throw Them All Out How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison

ISBN-10: 0547970161

ISBN-13: 9780547970165

Edition: 2011

Authors: Peter Schweizer

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How is it that politicians often enter office with relatively modest assets, yet then, as investors, regularly beat the market and sometimes beat the most rapacious hedge funds? How is it that billionaires and hedge fund managers often make well-timed investment decisions that anticipate events in Washington? Welcome to crony capitalism. In this timely book, Peter Schweizer exposes Washington's epidemic of "honest graft." Members of Congress trade stocks based on privileged information. They insert earmarks into bills to improve their own real estate holdings. Campaign contributors receive billions in federal grants. And it's all perfectly legal. Throw Them All Out, now with a new Afterword, casts light into the darkest corners of the political system — and offers ways to clean house.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Peter Schweizer is lives in Palo Alto, California.

List of Illustrations
Congressional Cronies
The Drag Trade
Crisis for All, Opportunity for Some
IPOs: Invest in Politicians Often
This Land Is My Land
Capitalist Cronies
Spreading the Wealth … to Billionaires
Warren Buffett: Baptist and Bootlegger
Cronies on Parade: Hedge Funds, Defense Contractors, Colleges, Big Oil … and George Soros
Breaking the Back of Crony Capitalism
Some Are More Equal Than Others
Why This Matters
What Needs to Be Done
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