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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (546 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Cay Johnston Narrator: David Cay Johnston Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 percent 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mollie | 2/13/2014

    " My husband brought this book home from the library. The title caught my eye and I picked it up and couldn't put it down. Johnston discusses the ever growing problem of corporate welfare in our country and how our economic story is under-reported. When you see the stats whether you're conservative or liberal it will make your blood boil. The only problem is that I don't feel completely satisfied after reading "Free Lunch". I feel like the ball is rolling and it's up to us to stop it. But how??? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alain | 2/1/2014

    " This book did a lot to shape my view of politics in this country. I can't drive past a Super Walmart or a BassPro or some other devlopment, or go to a game at the local sports arena without thinking about the things I learned from this book. If you want to understand why people are upset about the direction events seem to be taking in this country, you should read this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sherman | 1/29/2014

    " A very depressing book about the middle class of today(?.....the rich and the poor, the have's and the have not's. About the rich oil companies like Halliburton and the influence of lobbyists with our government.Bottom Line: There is NO Free Lunch! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vilo | 1/22/2014

    " This was a pretty sobering look at a serious topic. I kept trying to remember that this is just one side of the issue. Unfortunately what I read in the newspaper correlated pretty strongly with the assertions that certain companies demand concessions from cities, thus not paying taxes for local services, schools, etc. "

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