Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It

Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It


American democracy has turn into coin operated. precise curiosity teams more and more keep an eye on each point of presidency. the need of elevating large sums of crusade funds has thoroughly replaced the nature of politics and coverage making, picking out what elected representatives stand for and the way they spend their time. the wedding of serious wealth and excessive political effect has rendered our state not able to handle our so much urgent difficulties, from runaway executive spending to weather swap to the wealth hole. It additionally defines our day-by-day lives: from the automobiles we force to the air we breathe to the debt we owe.
In this robust paintings of reportage, Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman, vigilant watchdogs, divulge legalized corruption and hyperlink it to the kitchen-table concerns electorate face on a daily basis. Inciting our outrage, the authors then encourage us through introducing us to the military of reformers laying the basis for swap, able to be referred to as into motion. The conflict plan for reform awarded is functional, real looking, and urban. No one-except a few lobbyists and significant political donors-likes enterprise as traditional, and this ebook intends to assist forge a brand new military of reformers who're forced by way of a patriotic accountability to struggle for a greater democracy.
An impassioned, infuriating, but finally hopeful name to palms, Nation at the Take lays naked the succeed in of moneyed pursuits and charts a fashion ahead, towards the restoration of America's unique promise.

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