Democracy Inc

Democracy Inc

How Members of Congress Have Cashed in on Their Jobs

by Kimberly KindyDan Keating David S. Fallis and others

CD-Audio Publication Date: 21/02/2017

 

Have lawmakers helped themselves while helping the country? After the nation's financial crisis led Congress to unprecedented economic intervention, The Washington Post began an investigation that pierced the secrecy of the deeply flawed financial disclosure system that governs the 535 men and women who draft the nation's laws. Members of Congress directed millions of dollars to infrastructure projects near their residences and businesses, in some cases paving roads in front of their houses. They made major trades in the stocks of companies pressing them for legislation. They wrote laws favoring industries in which they were invested. They sponsored bills on which their own family members were paid to lobby. All of it is legal under the rules Congress has written for itself. Democracy Inc. shows the consequences of this system.

ISBN:
9781536643985
9781536643985
Category:
Uncategorized
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
21-02-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brilliance Publishing, Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
171.45x133.35x12.7mm

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