Unaccountable: How Elite Power Brokers Corrupt Our Finances, Freedom, and Security

Unaccountable: How Elite Power Brokers Corrupt Our Finances, Freedom, and Security

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Hardcover, Pegasus Books, 2014, ISBN13 9781605985824, ISBN10 1605985821
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Argues that every aspect of government and society has been thoroughly corrupted by the elite that controls economic power and details how technology, expert consultants, non-profit organizations, and independent journalism have been weakened.

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Argues that every aspect of government and society has been thoroughly corrupted by the elite that controls economic power and details how technology, expert consultants, non-profit organizations, and independent journalism have been weakened.

From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street, however divergent their political views, these groups seem united by one thing: outrage over a system of power and influence that they feel has stolen their livelihoods and liberties. Increasingly, protesters on both ends of the political spectrum and the media are using the word "corrupt" to describe an elusory system of power that has shed any accountability to those it was meant to help and govern. But what does corruption and unaccountability mean in today's world? It is far more toxic and deeply routed than bribery. From Super PACs pouring secret money into our election system, to companies buying better ratings from Standard & Poors, or the extreme influence of lobbyists in congress, all are embody a "new corruption" and remain unaccountable to our society's supposed watchdogs, which sit idly alongside the same groups that have brought the government, business and much of the military in to their pocket.

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Number of Pages: 386
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Wedel, Janine R.
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
ISBN-13: 9781605985824
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.50 x 1.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1605985821
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