Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Jul 28, 2009 - Social Science - 304 pages
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“Wonderfully incendiary and right-headed . . .Huffington is mad as hell, and rightly so.” –Esquire

The scathing and insightful New York Times bestseller, now updated to include the current economic crisis

Pigs at the Trough is Arianna Huffington’s eerily prescient exposé of the financial meltdown–and the flagrant greed that triggered it. Once again, Huffington takes on the nexus of corporate highfliers, lobbyists, and Washington insiders who have created and zealously protected a culture of corruption in America. Hearkening back to the days of Enron and WorldCom, she draws a line connecting those accounting frauds to the much larger and more sophisticated corruption that drove the latest financial crisis.

The list of new culprits is long, and in this updated version of Pigs at the Trough, Huffington calls them out–including AIG, Citigroup, and Merrill Lynch–and asks the probing questions of how things went so wrong and how we can rebuild our free market capitalist system on a sounder moral foundation.

Wickedly amusing yet powerfully indicting, Pigs at the Trough will once again stir up heated discussion among Americans outraged by the bailout of corporate swine.

“With a passion for the truth and an eye for detail, Arianna Huffington reports on the hijacking of democracy. Read it and weep–then head for the barricades.”–Bill Moyers

“Huffington indicts with precision, verve, and sparkling wit.” –Barbara Ehrenreich

“Arianna Huffington makes an appealing and compelling argument for the repeal of human nature–that part of it that indulges savage, unconscionable, and despicable greed.” –Walter Cronkite
  

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Review: Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America

User Review  - Kim Cano - Goodreads

I got this as a gift for my step-dad a while back since he likes these sorts of books, and he suggested I read it. Even though it was depressing I really liked it. Now when I hear friends tell me they ... Read full review

Review: Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America

User Review  - Chad - Goodreads

Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington is a book that points out a major economical issue in the United states. Throughout this novel the author shows countless examples of overlooked economic flaw ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PIGS 0N PARADE
27
TIIE BLOODLESS COUP
39
A Conspiracy of Thousands
147
The Chickens Come Home to Roost
205
Epilnglm
263
Afierwunl to the 2009 Edition
271
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About the author (2009)

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON is the cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and the author of twelve books. She is also cohost of Left, Right & Center, public radio’s popular political roundtable program, and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

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