Throw Them All Out

Throw Them All Out

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THE BOOK WASHINGTON DOES NOT WANT YOU TO READ How is it that politicians often enter office with relatively modest assets, but then, as investors, regularly beat the stock market and sometimes beat the most rapacious hedge funds? How did some members of Congress know to dump their stock holdings just in time to escape the effects of the 2008 financial meltdown? And how is it that billionaires and hedge fund managers often make well-timed investment decisions that anticipate events in Washington? In this powerfully argued book, Peter Schweizer blows the lid off Washingtona€™s epidemic of a€œhonest graft.a€ He exposes a secret world where members of Congress insert earmarks into bills to improve their own real-estate holdings, and campaign contributors receive billions in federal grants. Nobody goes to jail. Throw Them All Out casts light into the darkest corners of the political system a€” and offers ways to clean house. qThrow Them All Out is filled with stories of petty theft and so-called 'honest graft' . . . Unsparingly bipartisan in [its] criticism of Washington . . . Mr. Schweizer has performed a valuable service to his country.q a€” Washington Times... 23 24 25 Alan J. Ziobrowski et al., a€œAbnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the U.S. Senate, a€ Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. ... of Congress, 2004a€“2007, a€ political_economy/ documents/pe_10_10_hainmueller.pdf. ... Richard Painter, a€œ Bailouts: An Essay on Conflicts of Interest in Ethics When Government Pays the Tabanbsp;...

Title:Throw Them All Out
Author:Peter Schweizer
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2011-11-15


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