9780805079883

The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Ruined Government, Enriched Themselves, and Beggared the Nation

ISBN 10: 0805079882 / 0-8050-7988-2
ISBN 13: 9780805079883
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
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The author of the best-selling What's the Matter with Kansas? examines the political, social, and economic consequences of several decades of deliberate and lucrative conservative misrule, revealing how Washington has been remade into a world of economic disparity, lobbyists, and incompetence. 200,000 first printing.


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"THE WRECKING CREW is written in a voice of high derision...and it can be good, spirited fun."

Nicholas Lemann, New Yorker, 08/11/2008

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"...THE WRECKING CREW is a useful introduction to a world of pricey lobbyists, crackpot theorists, bought legislators and hapless government. And, in part through these very caricatures, the book gets at some essential questions about politics and markets in a democratic society."

Jefferson Decker, Nation, 10/27/2008

 

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Book Description: Metropolitan Books, United States, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. First. 215 x 157 mm. Brand New Book. From the author of the landmark bestseller What’s the Matter with Kansas?, a jaw-dropping investigation of the decades of deliberate—and lucrative—conservative misruleIn his previous book, Thomas Frank explained why working America votes for politicians who reserve their favors for the rich. Now, in The Wrecking Crew, Frank examines the blundering and corrupt Washington those politicians have given us. Casting back to the early days of the conservative revolution, Frank describes the rise of a ruling coalition dedicated to dismantling government. But rather than cutting down the big government they claim to hate, conservatives have simply sold it off, deregulating some industries, defunding others, but always turning public policy into a private-sector bidding war. Washington itself has been remade into a golden landscape of super-wealthy suburbs and gleaming lobbyist headquarters—the wages of government-by-entrepreneurship practiced so outrageously by figures such as Jack Abramoff.It is no coincidence, Frank argues, that the same politicians who guffaw at the idea of effective government have installed a regime in which incompetence is the rule. Nor will the country easily shake off the consequences of deliberate misgovernment through the usual election remedies. Obsessed with achieving a lasting victory, conservatives have taken pains to enshrine the free market as the permanent creed of state.Stamped with Thomas Frank’s audacity, analytic brilliance, and wit, The Wrecking Crew is his most revelatory work yet—and his most important. Bookseller Inventory # LVN9780805079883

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