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The Resource Unaccountable : how elite power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security, Janine R. Wedel

Unaccountable : how elite power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security, Janine R. Wedel

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Unaccountable : how elite power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security
Title
Unaccountable
Title remainder
how elite power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security
Statement of responsibility
Janine R. Wedel
Title variation
How elite power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A groundbreaking exposé that reveals the patterns and practices of a new and more sophisticated style of corruption that has infiltrated every level of society. Anthropologist Janine Wedel unmasks a fast-evolving system of power and influence that is unaccountable to those it is supposed to serve. This insidious form of corruption goes far beyond the usual targets of K Street lobbying or political bribery. The sweep of this new corruption is broader, and its practitioners remain beyond shame, suffering few consequences when exposed. Today academics, physicians, retired generals, even former heads of state exploit their prestige as a commodity. Think tanks, once the source of sober-minded studies, now often act as bullhorns for the powerful. Wall Street, unbowed by the 2008 crash, remains free to "innovate" into the next financial disaster. "Nonprofits" channel the agendas of billionaires and "grassroots" organizations are run from the top. Technology has even helped decimate journalism, the very profession that used to hold the elite to account. --From publisher description
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YDXCP
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1957-
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Wedel, Janine R.
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political corruption
  • Corporations
  • Lobbying
  • Public contracts
  • Corporations
  • Lobbying
  • Political corruption
  • Public contracts
  • United States
Label
Unaccountable : how elite power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security, Janine R. Wedel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-374) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: In only our own we trust. New world, new corruption ; Unaccountability, structured ; Inside the new corruption ; High priests and the gospel of anti-corruption ; Privatizing media, performing "truth" -- Part II: The new corruption at work. Spies, company men, and the melded company-state ; Thought leaders and think-tankers ; Professors, physicians, and prestige for hire ; "Grassroots" and nonprofit organizers -- Part III: Restoring the public trust. What is to be done?
Control code
ocn858843473
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 386 pages
Isbn
9781605985824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858843473
Label
Unaccountable : how elite power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security, Janine R. Wedel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: In only our own we trust. New world, new corruption ; Unaccountability, structured ; Inside the new corruption ; High priests and the gospel of anti-corruption ; Privatizing media, performing "truth" -- Part II: The new corruption at work. Spies, company men, and the melded company-state ; Thought leaders and think-tankers ; Professors, physicians, and prestige for hire ; "Grassroots" and nonprofit organizers -- Part III: Restoring the public trust. What is to be done?
Control code
ocn858843473
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 386 pages
Isbn
9781605985824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858843473

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