Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
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- Author: Matt Taibbi
- Status: Public
- ISBN eBook as ePub: 0385529953
A brilliantly illuminating and darkly comic tale of the ongoing financial and political crisis in America
The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isnâ€™t past but prologue. The grifter classâ€”made up of the largest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their biddingâ€”has been growing in power, and the crisis was only one terrifying manifestation of how theyâ€™ve hijacked Americaâ€™s political and economic life.
Matt Taibbi has combined deep sources, trailblazing reportage, and provocative analysis to create the most lucid, emotionally galvanizing account yet written of this ongoing American crisis. He offers fresh reporting on the backroom deals of the bailout; tells the story of Goldman Sachs, the â€śvampire squid wrapped around the face of humanityâ€ť; and uncovers the hidden commodities bubble that transferred billions of dollars to Wall Street while creating food shortages around the world.
This is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the labyrinthine inner workings of this country, and the profound consequences for us all.
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