Nation on the take : how big money corrupts our democracy and what we can do about it
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Contributors
Published
New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury Press, 2016.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
xi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Status
Main Library - Adult  1 available
332.0973 Pot

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Main Library - Adult332.0973 PotOn Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details

Language
English
ISBN
9781632861092, 1632861097

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
American democracy has become coin operated. Special interest groups increasingly control every level of government. The necessity of raising huge sums of campaign cash has completely changed the character of politics and policy making, determining what elected representatives stand for and how they spend their time. The marriage of great wealth and intense political influence has rendered our country unable to address our most pressing problems, from runaway government spending to climate change to the wealth gap. It also defines our daily lives: from the cars we drive to the air we breathe to the debt we owe. In this work of reportage, two vigilant watchdogs expose legalized corruption and link it to the kitchen-table issues citizens face every day. Inciting our outrage, the authors then inspire us by introducing us to the army of reformers laying the groundwork for change. The battle plan for reform presented is practical, realistic, and concrete. No one -- except some lobbyists and major political donors -- likes business as usual, and this book intends to help forge a new army of reformers who are compelled by a patriotic duty to fight for a better democracy. An impassioned, infuriating, yet ultimately hopeful call to arms, this book lays bare the reach of moneyed interests and charts a way forward, toward the recovery of America's original promise. -- Adapted from dust jacket.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Potter, W., & Penniman, N. (2016). Nation on the take: how big money corrupts our democracy and what we can do about it . Bloomsbury Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Potter, Wendell, 1951- and Nick, Penniman. 2016. Nation On the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It. New York, N.Y.: Bloomsbury Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Potter, Wendell, 1951- and Nick, Penniman. Nation On the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It New York, N.Y.: Bloomsbury Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Potter, Wendell, and Nick Penniman. Nation On the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It Bloomsbury Press, 2016.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.