Free Lunch: How The Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves At Government Expense (and Stick You With The Bill) by David Cay JohnstonFree Lunch: How The Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves At Government Expense (and Stick You With The Bill) by David Cay Johnston

Free Lunch: How The Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves At Government Expense (and Stick You…

byDavid Cay Johnston

Paperback | December 30, 2008

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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% 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.
David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who has been called the “de facto chief tax enforcement officer of the United States.” His most recent books, Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch, were New York Times bestsellers. He was a reporter for the New York Times for 13 years and now writes a column for Reuters. He also teaches...
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Title:Free Lunch: How The Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves At Government Expense (and Stick You…Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.82 inPublished:December 30, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1591842484

ISBN - 13:9781591842484

Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from no This book did not hold my attention. The characters were flat
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointing While this book is a nice try and exposing crony capitalism and the rich dominating the poor it falls short, the writing is limp and reading the book is exhausting. I'd pass on this one
Date published: 2017-03-06

Editorial Reviews

?A journalistic missile launched against the myth that those who mooch off the government are mostly on the lower rungs? This is a provocative, highly readable and well-documented work.? ?South Florida Sun-Sentinel ?As an investigative reporter, Johnston is a big-game hunter. He skewers popular plutocrats like Buffett, digs up the dirt on unsavory sources of Paris Hilton?s fortune and details Apple executive Steve Jobs?s backdated stock options thievery.? ?The Nation ?If you?re concerned about congressional earmarks, hedge fund tax breaks, subsidies to sports teams, K Street lobbyists, the state of our health-care system, to say nothing of the cavernous gap between rich and poor, you?ll read this fine book?as I did?with a growing sense of outrage.? ?John C. Bogle, founder and former chairman, The Vanguard Group ?Johnston is an indefatigable reporter whose work recalls the muckraking epics of the Progressive era.? ?Portland Oregonian ?An engaging look at how the superrich consistently? and outrageously?rely on public handouts while preaching about free markets and wasteful entitlement programs all the way to the bank.? ?Mother Jones