Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America #2019

Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America Arianna Huffington Pigs at the Trough How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America Who filled the trough Who set the table at the banquet of greed How has it been possible for corporate pigs to gorge themselves on grossly inflated pay packages and heaping helpings of stock options w

  • Title: Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
  • Author: Arianna Huffington
  • ISBN: 9781400051267
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America Arianna Huffington Who filled the trough Who set the table at the banquet of greed How has it been possible for corporate pigs to gorge themselves on grossly inflated pay packages and heaping helpings of stock options while the average American struggles to make do with their leftovers Provocative political commentator Arianna Huffington yanks back the curtain on the unholy alliance of CEOWho filled the trough Who set the table at the banquet of greed How has it been possible for corporate pigs to gorge themselves on grossly inflated pay packages and heaping helpings of stock options while the average American struggles to make do with their leftovers Provocative political commentator Arianna Huffington yanks back the curtain on the unholy alliance of CEOs, politicians, lobbyists, and Wall Street bankers who have shown a brutal disregard for those in the office cubicles and on the factory floors As she puts it The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway Yet it has been, allowing corporate crooks to bilk the public out of trillions of dollars, magically making our pensions and 401 k s disappear and walking away with astronomical payouts and absurdly lavish perks for life.The media have put their fingers on pieces of the sordid puzzle, but Pigs at the Trough presents the whole ugly picture of what s really going on for the first time a blistering, wickedly witty portrait of exactly how and why the worst and the greediest are running American business and government into the ground.Tyco s Dennis Kozlowski, Adelphia s John Rigas, and the Three Horsemen of the Enron Apocalypse Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Andrew Fastow are not just a few bad apples They are manifestations of a megatrend in corporate leadership the rise of a callous and avaricious mind set that is wildly out of whack with the core values of the average American WorldCom, Enron, Adelphia, Tyco, AOL, Xerox, Merrill Lynch, and the other scandals are only the tip of the tip of the corruption iceberg.Making the case that our public watchdogs have become little than obedient lapdogs, unwilling to bite the corporate hand that feeds them, Arianna Huffington turns the spotlight on the tough reforms we must demand from Washington We need, she argues, to go way beyond the lame Corporate Responsibility Act if we are to stop the voracious corporate predators from eating away at the very foundations of our democracy.Devastatingly funny and powerfully indicting, Pigs at the Trough is a rousing call to arms and a must read for all those who are outraged by the scandalous state of corporate America.From the Hardcover edition.
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    1. Is this book written to make a point You bet Call it propaganda, I don t care Now that this is clear, let s move on Truth is where you you find it, and she looks even like a Prophet since this last corporate meltdown in 2007 2008 Actually, you don t need to be a Prophet, you just need to understand human behavior, and not be easily suckered in by rhetoric If you want proof that she is telling the truth, consider this She lists a thousand examples of exploitation, and or criminal behavior Then s [...]

    2. An important topic that deserves a good book Unfortunately, this is not a good book The writing is poor, and the organization is non existent Information is thrown in randomly without any logical order, so it s impossible to remember and impossible to find later The authors tone is sarcastic and mocking through the whole book, with space given to jokes and mocking metaphors than to relevant facts about a serious problem I was disappointed.

    3. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington is a book that points out a major economical issue in the United states Throughout this novel the author shows countless examples of overlooked economic flaw Her target being big corporate business owners and how they influence politics to keep themselves reaping all of the benefits With great use of real world statistics she shows how unfair things have been to try and open the eyes of people who are not getting as much out of life because of extreme gre [...]

    4. caveat this style of book is well outside of my comfort zone or normal reading material and thus I find it a challenge, in a way, to review, but While I am certainly gung ho on a corporate watchdog mentality, I couldn t relate to Huffington s detailing of some of the presumably empirical data of what this crooked CEO paid for their 2nd beach house etc for the same reason I don t watch E television Ultimately, I just don t give a fuck and look cynically at those entire worlds In theory, I am glad [...]

    5. I got this as a gift for my step dad a while back since he likes these sorts of books, and he suggested I read it Even though it was depressing I really liked it Now when I hear friends tell me they haven t gotten a raise in years, they re being switched from full time to part time and their benefits are being cut, I ll know it s so some asshat can have a 6,000 gold shower curtain

    6. While I share some of Huffington s social and political opinions her snarky asides and exertions to drill a lame joke home sometimes dedicating a short paragraph to making fun of someone really grow tiresome quickly She knows her business but is better off in explaining economics and corporate malfeasance to retards like me than she is trying to entertain anyone.

    7. Not an easy read, but a necessary one I m glad I read this book because I feel knowledgeable about how we as a country ended up in this financial crisis that we are now in today The author keeps her story interesting by making a lot of smart remarks while at the same time having tons of facts that I m amazed that she was privy of knowing From immoral CEOs to untrustworthy questionable lawmakers, this book gets down and dirty when exposing them all It s so depressing to find out in detail just h [...]

    8. Ms Huffington clearly seeks to take no prisoners in her expose of corporate legislative malfeasance She names names, she gives dates, she states exact amounts of money Eg If you paid 1 in taxes last year, you paid than Dow Chemical In a truly bipartisan castigation of government corruption, she squeals pun not intended on Republicans and Democrats alike, making a strong case that the military industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned about has become a military industrial legislative [...]

    9. This is the kind of topic Ariana Huffington can really sink her teeth into, and she does so with gusto and relish She is a very engaging writer, and since this book came out at the height of the Enron scandal, it really uses Kenneth Lay as a springboard to pounce on a variety of CEOs, CPAs, and lots of other people with jobs described by their initials Huffington knows how to rant and holler and there is nothing better in my view than a good rant but she backs her indignation with facts and figu [...]

    10. With a grasp of analogy rivaling Matt Taibbi s, and a depth and scope to her research including, one would have to guess, first hand contacts matched by none, Arianna Huffington draws for you outsized diagrams of power and influence, sort of like those Mercator projections we all learned about in 6th grade, but of the Real World Her wit makes the bitter pill go down easier, but, sad to say, the situation seemed to be delineated thus Although the ties that bind corporate directors and CEOs are in [...]

    11. A wonderful account of capitalist greed and the politics that drives us there Huffington does an excellent job of detailing many of the failings of some of the major corporate collapses of late, from the infamous Enron, to WorldCom and down to the lesser mentioned Adelphia She educates the reader on the specifics of each collapse along with the nasty details of the insiders of each of the companies and their failings to work in the interest of the shareholders She, goes on to detail Washington s [...]

    12. I ve been on this kick, reading books about the housing crisis, tax evasion amongst the wealthy, and just general skullduggery It s been pretty depressing I think that Ms Huffington s tone as she talks about the ultra rich taking advantage of their wealth and access to power and government support is satisfying in some ways She doesn t hesitate to call out these folks for what they are, but it s also a bit too glib for me I suppose what else did I expect, given the title of the book Still, infor [...]

    13. Although Arianna Huffington is a well known liberal, this book is extremely balanced from a political perspective It covers corporate CEOs, lobbyists, boards of directors, politicians, Wall Street analysts auditors, and others who feed these greedy pigs This book should be required reading for all Americans Disclaimer I was in the middle of reading this when it was announced that The Huffington Post would be sold to AOL for 315M It did put a damper on the sincerity of her writing this book, but [...]

    14. This book was a bit of a challenge to read Took me about 5 months to get it done and it wasn t that enjoyable but it was interesting It s about the corruption of big corporations and how the government lets them stay in the shadows with all the shady shit they are doing It s not one I would recommend to everyone but it has a bit of humor to it and it is informational.

    15. To me there are better books dealing with this subject, but I still enjoyed the author s perspective and writing.

    16. I appreciated Arianna s sass, sarcasm and wit and the fact that someone who is by all accounts definitely part of the people she is talking about is so cynical of the 1% This is a great book if you like facts and figures about the economy but I don t know nor do I have time to check which are actually accurate At the same time, she used countless brutal analogies and had an extremely pessimistic, polarizing and almost verging on misanthropic attitude toward pretty much anyone in business who is [...]

    17. Wish it had good references as opposed to what reads as an ongoing rant divided into sections I liked the information, disgusted at the unfairness of things but still ended up reading the first half of the book then skip reading the rest as things just seem to keep repeating themselves Without references though its much harder to check on the facts or to see if there is another side to the story Would love to read a similar documentary on Australian corporate political troughs.

    18. This is one of the most disheartening books I ve ever read It s well written, wry and incisive and made a subject I mostly avoid and loathe, something I could grasp And I can admire that she has experienced a transformation as a former conservative mouthpiece to now one of G.W Bush s most severe critics those little digs at W were the parts I most enjoyed But I also now understand how much President Clinton let slip by on his watch and for that I ve lowered my regard for him What s so dishearten [...]

    19. Clearly I am in the wrong business.As a non boardroom employee people tend to take a dim view of my personal enrichment at the expense of the company, investors, and the public in general.This book is easy to read but hard to believe, as Huffington documents the warm ups and practice rounds that lead to our current economic woes Is worse yet to come

    20. Book printed in 2003 but still applicable now with our poor economy The GREED monster is alive and well in America and won t allow us lowly citizens to destroy it Everyone lies and everyone is a crook especially politicians, lobbyists, and corporate CEO s Note donated this book to my local library after reading.

    21. A good read, especially if you want a broad overview of how business has co opted politics in detail and you enjoy some humor to leaven your outrage Arianna is a gifted writer and the book is well researched.

    22. Huffington starts strong and does not lose momentum in this scathing report of corporate irresponsibility Funny yet very disturbing it is unbelievable to read about the extent of these scandals and crimes.

    23. It was interesting to read this now because it compares to the current financial crisis Many CEO s and businesses acted in the same manner as the organizations mentioned in this book Also, it was witty.

    24. This five year old book should be required reading The concepts the author discusses directly led us to the economic crisis in which we now find ourselves.

    25. Arianna Huffington knew about Wall Street greed long before the fall of our economy When our jobs went overseas and our CEO wages went sky high, the writing was on the wall.

    26. Though no surprise at all, this book, at least, provides us deals among the energy wolves behind the closed doors

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