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Pants on Fire

Paul Christopherson

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Hardcover. 116 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.8in. x 0.8in.Pants on Fire explores the lies that govern America-why people go along with them and what it costs to do so. It reveals the plutocracy that benefits and examines what needs to be done to bring back a true democracy. Its no secret: The wealthy demand-and get-what they want from the system at the expense of everyone else. Seven key lies advance their agenda: The way to grow the economy is to stimulate the people at the top. Loose money is another way to grow the economy. The stock market is the best investment and the best economic indicator. Executive compensation is tied to performance. Regulation is bad; deregulation is good. Bailing out Wall Street was necessary to preserve the system. The health care question is about who pays. These beliefs are driving the biggest financial crisis in modern history, fueling unjust wars and contributing to a society ready to explode with anger. Provocative and funny, Pants on Fire goes beyond the lies to provide solutions so that everyone can share the wealth. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781450237734

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Title: Pants on Fire

Publisher: iUniverse.com

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Pants on Fire explores the lies that govern America-why people go along with them and what it costs to do so. It reveals the plutocracy that benefits and examines what needs to be done to bring back a true democracy. It's no secret: The wealthy demand-and get-what they want from the system at the expense of everyone else. Seven key lies advance their agenda: · The way to grow the economy is to stimulate the people at the top. · Loose money is another way to grow the economy. · The stock market is the best investment and the best economic indicator. · Executive compensation is tied to performance. · Regulation is bad; deregulation is good. · Bailing out Wall Street was necessary to preserve the system. · The health care question is about who pays. These beliefs are driving the biggest financial crisis in modern history, fueling unjust wars and contributing to a society ready to explode with anger. Provocative and funny, Pants on Fire goes beyond the lies to provide solutions so that everyone can share the wealth.

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Trickle-down economics is a lie that has dominated economic policy for more than thirty years now. It says that tax cuts targeted at the people on top will stimulate business investment and entrepreneurship and thereby create jobs and economic growth. All the empirical evidence to the contrary has not been sufficient to discourage the telling of this one. It is the all-purpose big-money lie--if you give me special treatment, others will benefit, so it is in their interests and on their behalf that I want my favored status. In fact, unless I get my specially carved-out graft, I might just lie down on the job, and then God knows what will happen to the American way itself.

The whole argument is transparently silly, or we should urgently be giving breaks to police, firefighters, doctors, and nurses. Otherwise, they all might become dispirited, discouraged from risk-taking, and lie down on the job. It is a marvel today that everybody who does not get capital gains treatment on their earned income does not just go out on strike, shouting, "Enough! Enough of all your bull! We want to be incentivized too."

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