Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Sticky Ou with the Bill) (Paperback)

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"Free Lunch" answers the great mystery of our time: How did our strong and growing economy give way to job uncertainty, debt, bankruptcy, and fear for millions of Americans? Acclaimed reporter David Cay Johnston reveals how government policies and spending have reached deep into the wallets of the many to benefit the top 1% of the wealthiest.
He shows exactly who has been getting free lunches from the government?from $100 million to Warren Buffett, to $1.3 billion to the owners of the Yankees and Mets. But of course there's really no such thing as a free lunch. The taxpayer always picks up the bill. With his in depth reporting, vivid stories, and sharp analysis, Johnston reveals the forces that shape our everyday economic lives?and shows us how we can finally make things better.

About the Author

David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and the author of books including the "New York Times" bestsellers "Perfectly Legal" and "Free Lunch".
Product Details
ISBN: 9781591842484
ISBN-10: 1591842484
Publisher: Portfolio
Publication Date: January 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English