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The Resource So damn much money : the triumph of lobbying and the corrosion of American government, Robert G. Kaiser

So damn much money : the triumph of lobbying and the corrosion of American government, Robert G. Kaiser

Label
So damn much money : the triumph of lobbying and the corrosion of American government
Title
So damn much money
Title remainder
the triumph of lobbying and the corrosion of American government
Statement of responsibility
Robert G. Kaiser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines the growth of lobbying and its implications for American politics, detailing the organized special interest groups and their role in shaping policy and funding elections, and how lobbyists have undermined government efforts in critical areas
  • The story of the monumental growth of lobbying in Washington, D.C., and how it undermines effective government and pollutes our politics. Washington journalist Robert G. Kaiser explains how and why, over the last four decades, Washington became a dysfunctional capital. Special interests use campaign contributions and lobbyists to influence government decisions, and congressional candidates need money to pay for their increasingly expensive campaigns. This has created a mutually reinforcing relationship between special interests and elected representatives, leading to a new class in Washington, wealthy lobbyists whose careers often begin in public service. Kaiser shows us how behavior by public officials that was once considered corrupt or improper became commonplace, how special interests became the principal funders of elections, and how our biggest national problems--health care, global warming, and the looming crises of Medicare and Social Security, among others--have been ignored as a result.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaiser, Robert G.
Dewey number
328.73/078
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1118
LC item number
.K35 3009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cassidy, Gerald S. J
  • United States
  • Political corruption
  • Lobbying
  • United States
Label
So damn much money : the triumph of lobbying and the corrosion of American government, Robert G. Kaiser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [365]-377) 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
A scandal for our time -- Looking down on the Capitol -- The art of self-invention -- A Washington that worked -- A new kind of business -- Corrupt or correct? -- Earmarks become routine -- A great awakening -- A marriage unravels -- "Would that be proper?" -- A money machine -- Disaster averted -- Tricks of the lobbying trade -- The new technology of politics -- Disorder in the House -- Becoming a conglomerate -- Influencing policy for profit -- Public service, private rewards -- Radical ends, radical means -- Cash cow on the Potomac -- Elections bought and sold -- Politics, then government -- Hard times -- A corroded culture
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307266545
Lccn
2008033862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn229026777
  • 491682
Label
So damn much money : the triumph of lobbying and the corrosion of American government, Robert G. Kaiser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [365]-377) 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
A scandal for our time -- Looking down on the Capitol -- The art of self-invention -- A Washington that worked -- A new kind of business -- Corrupt or correct? -- Earmarks become routine -- A great awakening -- A marriage unravels -- "Would that be proper?" -- A money machine -- Disaster averted -- Tricks of the lobbying trade -- The new technology of politics -- Disorder in the House -- Becoming a conglomerate -- Influencing policy for profit -- Public service, private rewards -- Radical ends, radical means -- Cash cow on the Potomac -- Elections bought and sold -- Politics, then government -- Hard times -- A corroded culture
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307266545
Lccn
2008033862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn229026777
  • 491682

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