Throw Them All Out

Throw Them All Out

How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison

Book - 2011
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Politicians often come into office with relatively modest assets. As investors, they regularly beat the market and sometimes beat the most rapacious hedge funds. Even without making stock trades, they often retire rich. How do they do it?

Billionaires and hedge fund managers often make well-timed investment decisions that anticipate events in Washington. How do they do it?

When such former politicians and federal appointees as Al Gore, Dan Quayle, and Madeleine Albright decide to launch investment funds, wealthy clients sign up. Why?

Welcome to the insidious world of crony capitalism.

Cronyism exists not so much as outright bribery, using suitcases full of cash, but rather in accepted insider routes to wealth: Members of Congress trade stocks based on privileged information. They insert earmarks into bills to improve their own real estate holdings. Campaign contributors receive billions in federal grants. Nobody goes to jail.

Crony capitalism transcends party lines and has become a big business hidden in plain sight. Using personal financial information, government databases, and a team of indefatigable researchers, Peter Schweizer shines a light into the darkest corners of the system -- and offers ways to overcome it. It is time to clean house.

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2011.
ISBN: 9780547573144
Characteristics: xxvii, 211 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm.


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Aug 26, 2017

If you want the truth here it is. How George Soros and his open society works. Manipulating and controlling politicians through their own greed and worse than that they make it legal through low moralities. His group goes onto manipulate their behaviors. In no short words this should wake people up to the cancer growing in Canada when our own PM is back door stopping investigations that prove he is in bed with the same group as Hillary and Obama were and possibly still are... George Soros is an enemy of democratic led countries. How much more evidence do we need... because he was 14 and helped rob and murder the Jewish people is no excuse in my mind he should also be tried as a war criminal ... never mind all this xxxx

LRS1969 Feb 03, 2015

Slimy excellent and truthful expose!

John 8:32

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