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So Damn Much Money
- The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government
- By: Robert G. Kaiser
- Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
- Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
In this sometimes shocking and always riveting book, Robert G. Kaiser who has covered Congress, the White House and national politics for The Washington Post since 1963, explains how and why over the last four decades, Washington became a dysfunctional capital.
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- By Finlay on 03-23-13
Great piece of muckraking
Would you listen to So Damn Much Money again? Why?
Excellent (non-fiction) book about how American politicians have become extremely focused on raising money for their campaigns, rather than on doing what is best for the American people. Great expose, with lots of examples of legal corruption in our current system of government. The focus is on how the system has become broken rather than blaming individuals. Only limitation of the book is that the story is somewhat unevenly told, with an occasional dull patch in the beginning or part that is out of sequence of a story that otherwise follows chronological order. Book gets better and better as you listen further into it. Second half is fantastic. Overall, would highly recommend.