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Greedy Bastards - Corporate Communists, Banksters, and the Other Vampires Who Suck America Dry-logo

Greedy Bastards - Corporate Communists, Banksters, and the Other Vampires Who Suck America Dry

Dylan Ratigan

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 work that will rally people behind him.

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 work that will rally people behind him.
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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 work that will rally people behind him.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:52


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:14