The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High Finance FraudstersBy: Greg Palast (author)Hardback
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DescriptionThis book digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today cover. From East Timor to Waco, Karachi to Santiago, it exposes some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation, globally. This collection brings together some of Greg Palast's most powerful and influential writing of the past decade. His columns in the Observer have a cult following and he made headline news when he went undercover to break open the 'Lobbygate' scandal of corruption inside the Blair Cabinet. Included here are his reports on that story, as well as his Washington Post expose on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida and recent stories on George W. Bush's pay-offs to corporate cronies. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.
About AuthorGreg Palast is an investigative journalist whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Observer, Washington Post, and The Nation and Salon.com. He has appeared on BBC Newsnight as special investigations reporter. He is the winner Financial Times David Thomas Prize, for Industrial Society Investigative Story of the Year. He has also been nominated by the UK Press Association as Business Writer of the Year. His books include The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (Pluto, 2002) and Democracy and Regulation: How the Public Can Govern Essential Services (Pluto, 2002).
ContentsForewords by Joe Conason and Will Hutton Who Gives a Shit? An Introduction 1. Jim Crow In Cyberspace - The Unreported Story Of How They Fixed The Vote In Florida 2. Sell The Lexus, Burn The Olive Tree: Globalization And Its Discontents 3. Small Towns, Small Minds 4. Pat Robertson, General Pinochet, Pepsi-Cola and The Anti-Christ: Special Investigative Reports 5. Inside Corporate America 6 The Best Democracy Money can Buy 7. Cash-For-Access - 'Lobbygate' - The Real Story Of Blair And The Sale Of Britain 8. Kissing The Whip 9. Victory in the Pacific - A Conclusion Index
- publication date: 20/02/2002
- ISBN13: 9780745318462
- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 224
- ID: 9780745318462
- ISBN10: 0745318460
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