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Do As I Say (Not As I Do) - Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy

Peter Schweizer

Prominent liberals support a whole litany of policies and principles: progressive taxes, affirmative action, greater regulation of corporations, raising the inheritance tax, strict environmental regulations, children's rights, consumer rights, and more. But do they actually live by these beliefs? Peter Schweizer decided to investigate the private lives of politicians like the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, the Kennedys, and Ralph Nader; commentators Michael Moore, Al Franken, Noam Chomsky, and Cornel West; entertainers or philanthropists Barbra Streisand and George Soros. Using publicly-available real estate records, IRS returns, court depositions, and their own published statements, he sought to examine whether they lived by the principles they so forcefully advocate. What he found was a long list of contradictions. Many of these proponents of organized labor had developed various methods to sidestep paying union wages or avoid employing unions altogether. They were also adept at avoiding taxes; invested heavily in corporations they had denounced; took advantage of foreign tax credits to use non-American labor overseas; espoused environmental causes while opposing those that might affect their own property rights; hid their investments in trusts to avoid paying estate tax; denounced oil companies but quietly owned them. Schweizer's conclusion is simple: liberalism in the end forces its adherents to become hypocrites. They adopt one pose in public, but when it comes to what matters most in their own lives-their property, their privacy, and their children--they jettison their liberal principles and adopt conservative ones. If these ideas don't work for the very individuals who promote them, Schweizer asks, how can they work for the country? From the Hardcover edition.

Prominent liberals support a whole litany of policies and principles: progressive taxes, affirmative action, greater regulation of corporations, raising the inheritance tax, strict environmental regulations, children's rights, consumer rights, and more. But do they actually live by these beliefs? Peter Schweizer decided to investigate the private lives of politicians like the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, the Kennedys, and Ralph Nader; commentators Michael Moore, Al Franken, Noam Chomsky, and Cornel West; entertainers or philanthropists Barbra Streisand and George Soros. Using publicly-available real estate records, IRS returns, court depositions, and their own published statements, he sought to examine whether they lived by the principles they so forcefully advocate. What he found was a long list of contradictions. Many of these proponents of organized labor had developed various methods to sidestep paying union wages or avoid employing unions altogether. They were also adept at avoiding taxes; invested heavily in corporations they had denounced; took advantage of foreign tax credits to use non-American labor overseas; espoused environmental causes while opposing those that might affect their own property rights; hid their investments in trusts to avoid paying estate tax; denounced oil companies but quietly owned them. Schweizer's conclusion is simple: liberalism in the end forces its adherents to become hypocrites. They adopt one pose in public, but when it comes to what matters most in their own lives-their property, their privacy, and their children--they jettison their liberal principles and adopt conservative ones. If these ideas don't work for the very individuals who promote them, Schweizer asks, how can they work for the country? From the Hardcover edition.
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Prominent liberals support a whole litany of policies and principles: progressive taxes, affirmative action, greater regulation of corporations, raising the inheritance tax, strict environmental regulations, children's rights, consumer rights, and more. But do they actually live by these beliefs? Peter Schweizer decided to investigate the private lives of politicians like the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, the Kennedys, and Ralph Nader; commentators Michael Moore, Al Franken, Noam Chomsky, and Cornel West; entertainers or philanthropists Barbra Streisand and George Soros. Using publicly-available real estate records, IRS returns, court depositions, and their own published statements, he sought to examine whether they lived by the principles they so forcefully advocate. What he found was a long list of contradictions. Many of these proponents of organized labor had developed various methods to sidestep paying union wages or avoid employing unions altogether. They were also adept at avoiding taxes; invested heavily in corporations they had denounced; took advantage of foreign tax credits to use non-American labor overseas; espoused environmental causes while opposing those that might affect their own property rights; hid their investments in trusts to avoid paying estate tax; denounced oil companies but quietly owned them. Schweizer's conclusion is simple: liberalism in the end forces its adherents to become hypocrites. They adopt one pose in public, but when it comes to what matters most in their own lives-their property, their privacy, and their children--they jettison their liberal principles and adopt conservative ones. If these ideas don't work for the very individuals who promote them, Schweizer asks, how can they work for the country? From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

6h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:36


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:54


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:01


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:20


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:21


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:14


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:05


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:39


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:13


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:09


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:46


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:18


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:51


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:32