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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: an Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High Finance Fraudsters.

by Greg Palast Pluto Press. 211 pages. $25.00.

This book is for everyone who has not forgotten the stolen election--and everyone who shouldn't have forgotten it. The Best Democracy Money Can Buy is a collection of investigative articles Palast wrote for the British press. The California native has trouble finding homeland employment security: The U.S. corporate media has little use for his investigations into Florida's "ethnically cleansed" voter rolls, Pat Robertson's financial empire, or the pick-pocketing of California's energy ratepayers.

But Palast doesn't cut his British hosts any slack. The book ends with frightening articles about how professional lobbyists, following a soulless creed of consumption, commodify U.K. government policy.
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Author:Ramares, Kellia
Publication:The Progressive
Date:Jul 1, 2002
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