A straight-talking (and outrageously timely) primer on the culture of corporate corruption in American government.
This book is an entertaining and eye-opening account of the role of money in politics today - and just how things got this bad. Green reveals how corporate heads have shamelessly leapt through those loopholes, finding ways to buy not just access but consistent and provable special treatment by the government.
The result is a book chock-full of outrage, full of memorable quotes from figures like Charles Keating of the Keating 5 (when asked if he thought his campaign contributions had bought him influence, he replied, "I want to say in the most forceful way I can: I certainly hope so.").
And it's the perfect survey for everyone who's awed by the latest scandals - or who's curious about just how so many have gotten away with so much for so long.