Reckless! by Byron L. Dorgan
How Debt, Deregulation, and Dark Money Nearly Bankrupted America (And How We Can Fix It!)

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As one of only eight senators to vote against bank deregulation, Byron Dorgan warned America that a free-market system left unchecked is like a driving a car at ninety miles per hour without brakes. With the recent financial collapse having proven him right, Dorgan exposes this modern-day carnival of greed and calls out the corporate executives who reap millions and even billions as a “reward” for self-interest and mismanagement. More poignantly, he argues that public officials we elect to represent the best interests of the people have sold us out, as government has become a partner to Big Oil, Big Media, and Big Pharma. 
In his prairie-populist voice peppered with incisive wit, Dorgan argues that we must rescue the economy from the influence of financial conglomerates and power brokers, and to hold our public officials accountable for regulating the economy.

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SENATOR BYRON DORGAN has served as senator from North Dakota since December 1992. In 1998, Dorgan was named the chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee, a position held by many before they become Majority Leader.
Published May 26, 2009 by Thomas Dunne Books. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In clear, piercing language, Dorgan (Take This Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America, 2006) explains the mortgage crisis, showing how the profit motive led financial institutions to combine risky subprime mortgages with AAA securities, “akin to the d...

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This former state tax commissioner takes wide aim, lambasting Bush and Cheney, financial institutions, the subprime mortgage mess, the current budget deficit, the Iraq War and war profiteering, big oil and what he regards as a flawed health-care system and grossly inequitable tax system.

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