Free Lunch

Free Lunch

How The Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves At Government Expense (and Stick You With The Bill)

Book - 2007
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Identifies inequalities in America's tax system that are placing a large percentage of citizens in financial peril in spite of a strong U.S. economy, sharing information on how the government offers favorable treatment to corporations and special interests.
Publisher: New York : Portfolio, 2007
ISBN: 9781591841913
1591841917
Branch Call Number: 338.97302
Characteristics: viii, 323 pages ;,24 cm

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StarGladiator
Oct 20, 2014

A short time ago Mr. Johnston, whom I have long respected for his exemplary financial and tax research, came to Seattle's Town Hall and wowed everyone, especially me! I have always been frustrated in the past with Mr. J., great with the details, but not quite getting the Big Picture yet! This time he has truly evolved big-time, and understands that the super-rich do not show up on the Forbes rich listing and that it doesn't work to contact your congress crook! God bless him! [Now if only the fools would stop paying attention to bank lobbyists Krugman, Princeton, and Reich, UC, who both still support the offshoring of America through more free trade agreements!]

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GaryL1
Jul 13, 2013

David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author of The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind, Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich—and Cheat Everybody Else and Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill). He is a visiting lecturer at the Syracuse University College of Law and Whitman School of Management.

Jool62 Oct 28, 2011

Everyone should read this book. Shows how big box stores like WalMart operate and use tax payers monies in subsidies given to them by local government. The only ones who save more, live better are the Walton family. They are also amongst the lowest group to make charitable contributions. Healthcare plans run as big business where CEO's make millions and many Americans are not able to afford any form of healthcare plan. Quite the eye opener.

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mwhitt
Feb 03, 2010

Save this book for request for later date.
Excellent if upsetting read

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