Showing posts with label Free Lunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Free Lunch. Show all posts

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Recipe for Really Getting Pissed Off

Listen to Terri Gross' interview with David Cay Johnston on today's episode of Fresh Aire about his book, Free Lunch, or just go buy a copy and read it. It's chock full of examples of how despite current administration's claims to be in favor of free markets and equal opportunities, they're really more interested in using government to make the rich richer and not at all interested in free markets. If your outrage level is feeling a little low these days, given all the holiday cheer and all that, this might be a good way to start 2008. (There's a great bit about how President Bush made most of his fortune by lobbying for a sales tax increase to pay for a new stadium for the Texas Rangers. No new taxes, unless they help fatten one's wallet, apparently.)