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The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Ruined Government, Enriched Themselves, and Beggared the Nation

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Casting his eyes from the Bush administration's final months of plunder to the earliest days of the Republican revolution, Thomas Frank uncovers the deep logic behind the graft and incompetence of conservatives in power. He shows how leaders dedicated to a doctrine of government by entrepreneurship proceeded to sell off the state, channeling the profits to cronies and loyalists. He surveys the federal agencies doomed to failure by the inept and even hostile staff appointed to run them. He charts the practice of wholesale deregulation and the devastating results now clear for all to see. From political scandal to mortgage meltdown, Frank documents the consequences of enshrining the free market as the logic of the state. As conservatives retreat to lick their wounds and a new administration prepares to undo the years of misgovernment, The Wrecking Crew makes clear the challenges before the nation.

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ISBN: 9780805090901
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Language: English
Page Count: 383
Size: 8.01" l x 5.20" w x 0.94"
Series: N/A

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History & Geography Modern