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Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of Americaby Charles Ferguson
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Charles Ferguson, who electrified the world with his Academy Award-winning documentary, Inside Job, now reveals how rogues with influence have taken over the country and are driving it to financial and social ruin.
In Predator Nation, Ferguson exposes the networks of academic, government, and congressional influence--in all recent administrations, including Obama's--that prepared the path to conquest. He reveals how once-revered figures like Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers have become mere courtiers to the elite. And based on many newly released court filings, he details the extent of the crimes--there is no other word--committed in the frenzied chase for storied wealth that marked the 2000s. And, finally, he lays out a brief plan of action for how we might take it back.
About the Author
Charles H. Ferguson wrote and directed the 2010 Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and holds a Ph.D. in political science from MIT. A visiting scholar and lecturer at MIT and Berkeley, he has also been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has written four books, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a director of the French-American Foundation.
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