Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich-And Cheat Everybody Else

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Identifies practices of discreet lobbying and tax policy manipulation that have been occurring since the mid 1970s and how they have resulted in benefits for the wealthiest people in American society, identifying ways in which the working class is being made to pay the majority of the nation's income taxes. 35,000 first printing.

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"Truly shocking." --The New York Times Book Review

"Readers should take their blood pressure pills." --The Dallas Morning News

"Everyone who wants to understand what's happening with the tax system should read Perfectly Legal ... by David Cay Johnston, who shows how idealogues have made America safe for wealthy people who don't feel like paying taxes." --Paul Krugman, The New York Times

"Even if you suspected all along that the system favors the rich, you're going to be shocked to learn just how badly you're being screwed." --Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

"Want to know how business execs get nearly free peraonal trips on their corporate jets? Johnston is your man." --Business Week

"This is a book that will either shame us or prod us into taking back the system." --Ralph Nader

"Truly shocking." The New York Times Book Review

"Readers should take their blood pressure pills." The Dallas Morning News

"Everyone who wants to understand what's happening with the tax system should read Perfectly Legal ... by David Cay Johnston, who shows how idealogues have made America safe for wealthy people who don't feel like paying taxes." Paul Krugman, The New York Times

"Even if you suspected all along that the system favors the rich, you're going to be shocked to learn just how badly you're being screwed." Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

"Want to know how business execs get nearly free peraonal trips on their corporate jets? Johnston is your man." Business Week

"This is a book that will either shame us or prod us into taking back the system." Ralph Nader"

"Truly shocking." The New York Times Book Review

"Readers should take their blood pressure pills." The Dallas Morning News

"Everyone who wants to understand what's happening with the tax system should read Perfectly Legal ... by David Cay Johnston, who shows how idealogues have made America safe for wealthy people who don't feel like paying taxes." Paul Krugman, The New York Times

"Even if you suspected all along that the system favors the rich, you're going to be shocked to learn just how badly you're being screwed." Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

"Want to know how business execs get nearly free peraonal trips on their corporate jets? Johnston is your man." Business Week

"This is a book that will either shame us or prod us into taking back the system." Ralph Nader

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"Truly shocking." --The New York Times Book Review

"Readers should take their blood pressure pills." --The Dallas Morning News

"Everyone who wants to understand what's happening with the tax system should read Perfectly Legal ... by David Cay Johnston, who shows how idealogues have made America safe for wealthy people who don't feel like paying taxes." --Paul Krugman, The New York Times

"Even if you suspected all along that the system favors the rich, you're going to be shocked to learn just how badly you're being screwed." --Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

"Want to know how business execs get nearly free peraonal trips on their corporate jets? Johnston is your man." --Business Week

"This is a book that will either shame us or prod us into taking back the system." --Ralph Nader

About the Author:

David Cay Johnston won a Pulitzer Prize and shared in another for his investigative reporting in The New York Times, for which he has written since 1995. Prior to that he wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Los Angeles Times, the Detroit Free Press, and the San Jose Mercury News. Johnston is a frequent guest on NPR's Fresh Air.

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