Greedy Bastards

Greedy Bastards

By Dylan Ratigan

  • Release Date: 2012-01-10
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
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Description

The host of the eponymous MSNBC show, Dylan Ratigan offers a bold and original post-partisan program to resuscitate the American Dream.

At a time of deep concern with the state of America’s economy and government, it seems that all the media can give us is talking (or screaming) heads who revel in partisan brinkmanship. Then there’s Dylan Ratigan—an award-winning journalist respected and admired across the political spectrum. In Greedy Bastards, he rips the lid off of our deeply crooked system—and offers a way out.

Employing the nuanced reporting and critical analysis that have earned him so much respect, Ratigan describes the five “vampires” that are sucking the nation dry, including an educational system that values mediocrity above all else; a healthcare system that is among the priciest and least-effective infrastructures in the industrialized world; a political system in which lobbyists write legislation; a “master-slave” relationship with our Chinese bankers; and an addiction to foreign oil that has sapped our willingness to innovate. In offering solutions to these formidable and entrenched obstacles, he does nothing less than lay the groundwork for a political movement dedicated to tackling the rot at the heart of the country.

In its desperation, America needs more than just endless stock tips and Wall Street navel-gazing. It needs passionate debate and smart policy—and a hero to take on the establishment. Dylan Ratigan is that hero, and this is the book that will rally people behind him.

Reviews

  • Dylan Ratigan has real solutions

    5
    By Lyndie4129
    I love the book so much. Downloaded it and read it today. The book offers real solutions to the problems we face today. I highly recommend this book and we should implement Dylan's advice immediately.
  • Required reading

    5
    By sys017
    This book should be required reading by all politicians on either side of the aisle. Maybe then they would do something about the course the nation is on.
  • 5 stars not enough

    5
    By johnpaulrand
    If I had one wish, it would be that "everyone would read this book".
  • Will this ever change?

    5
    By goin-up
    Although this book has finally shown the actual specifics for the reason why our country is in a downward spiral, myself being 60yrs old on a few months, I do not see this country changing anything in my foreseeable future and quite possibly my life-time. I suggest we start learning Chinese....

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