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Pity the billionaire

Thomas Frank

Pity the billionaire

the hard times swindle and the unlikely comeback of the Right

by Thomas Frank

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Published by Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Rich people,
  • Political culture,
  • Public opinion,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Social conditions,
  • Conservatism,
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009,
  • Free enterprise,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementThomas Frank
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE907 .F72 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25025570M
    ISBN 109780805093698
    LC Control Number2011035346

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