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Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Spot-On!

    Frank opens the door to help the reader see beyond the indecipherable blather of politics, into the machinery of the political right. "Pity the Billionaire" makes clear the motivations that are tearing this nation apart. The reader sees the reprehensible and unconscionable push to worship Market & Money, at the expense of the very fabric of this Nation. This book should be read by all who have a stake in America's future.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    "Swindle" may be too polite a word

    Thomas Frank's book is a brief disposition on the ironic state of American politics today, where the very class — yes, let's use the word — that led us over the brink and nearly destroyed the capitalist world order still dominate the discourse and ideals of our democracy

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Needed

    Thomas gets it right and with great detail. Corporate thieves gambled and lost after buying politicians who removed all the safties, then looted the treasury to get there losses back with our tax money for bad measure. The only downside to this book is that Thomas never makes a connection between movements like the Tea Party and the culture wars. People are willing to sell even themselves down the river over them and Thomas comes close but never seems to understand that as the answer to his confusion over the Rights quick resurgance after the 2008 economic collapse. Highly reccomended though, a book that needed to be written.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Propaganda at best

    Lacks details! Calls people liars but doesn't discredit their facts. Author is suffering from typical overconfidene in government intervention. Claims to blame repubs and dems for 2008 stock crash, but only assaults conservatives. Never explains liberals blame for fanny, freddy, or housing collapse. Claims to understand conservatives, but never shows the simplest or basic understanfing of conservative thought. Book reads more as a childs tantrum than an honest assesment of really anything but the greed of wallstreet. Governments greed never even enters his feeble mind. Only free thinkers should read this book due to possibility of brainwashing to other feeble minded people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Not worth the effort

    I couldn't believe that half of this book consisted of notes - references and quotes from others' statements. I got half way through and Frank's writing just stopped. Probably won't buy another of his.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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