A groundbreaking book that challenges Americans to reevaluate our views on how a new and more sophisticated style of corruption and private interests have infiltrated every level of society. From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street, however divergent their political views, these groups seem united by one thing: outrage over a system of power and influence that they feel has stolen their livelihoods and liberties. Increasingly, protesters on both ends of the political spectrum and the media are using the word acorrupta to describe an elusory system of power that has shed any accountability to those it was meant to help and govern. But what does corruption and unaccountability mean in todayas world? It is far more toxic and deeply rooted than bribery. Advisors, strategists and other private contractors, which make up an ever-increasing share of the government, act in the best interests of their company, versus beholden to the tax payer. Foreign governments with a history of human rights violations, military coups, and more, hire American public relation firms to suppress reports and search results for their crimes. Investigative journalism has been replaced by qtruthiness.q From Super PACs pouring secret money into our election system, to companies buying better ratings from Standard a Poors, or the extreme influence of lobbyists in congress, all are embody a anew corruptiona and remain unaccountable to our societyas supposed watchdogs, which sit idly alongside the same groups that have brought the government, business and much of the military in to their pocket.By 2012, it had bumped back up to 4, 300 after an aggressive outreach effort ( Mary Walton, op. cit.). The 2010 Pew aState of the Mediaa ... 3, httpz/ lstateofthemedia.org/files/2013/08/SOTNM-lowrez-pdf.pdf ... NewYorkTimes, June17, 2013 (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/18/opinion/ putthespiesbackunderoneroof.html?_r=0).
|Title||:||Unaccountable: How Elite Power Brokers Corrupt our Finances, Freedom, and Security|
|Publisher||:||Pegasus Books - 2014-10-15|