Thursday, February 25, 2016
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Jane Mayer describes how patient plutocrats have framed public opinions and have ensured the election of individuals in local and national elections. Don’t think for a minute that Jeb Bush’s spending for poor results in the latest Presidential campaign proves that money doesn’t make a difference. The network led by the Koch brothers preceded the current cycle and is likely to have skipped Jeb in this primary. They gather large amounts of money and use it in myriad ways to influence work at universities, create what appear to be grass roots organizations, and use every means they can think of to buy the government that will be aligned with their interests. Any citizen interested in the topic of money in politics will be enlightened by this finely written book. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Dark Money from amazon.com.