How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry
Simon and Schuster
On Sale: January 10, 2012
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Dylan Ratigan is mad as hell. Infuriated by government
corruption and corporate communism, incensed by banksters
shaking down taxpayers, and despairing of an ailing health
care system, an age-old dependency on foreign oil, and a
failing educational system, Ratigan sees an America that has
allowed itself to be swindled and robbed. In this book, his
first, he rips the lid off our deeply crooked system—and
offers a way out.
This country, now more than ever, needs passionate debate
and smart policy, a brazen willingness to scrap what doesn’t
work, and the entrepreneurial spirit to try what does.
Ratigan has compiled brash and fresh solutions for building
a new and better America, and with this book he has started
the debate America deserves.
With you, he wants to take back the country from the six
vampires sucking this nation dry:
• A political system in which lobbyists write legislation,
lawmakers place “secret holds” to create more pork for their
districts, and money drives the whole process.
• A banking system that uses capital for speculation and
debt creation, rather than productive investment.
• A “master-slave” relationship with our Chinese bankers,
making our corporations and politicians complicit in a
system that rigs our currency and leaves us with permanent
joblessness and massive trade deficits.
• A health care system that is among the priciest and least
sustainable in the industrialized world.
• An educational system that prizes prestige but produces
• An addiction to foreign oil that has sapped us of our
willingness to innovate, made us reliant on inefficient
technologies, and left us supportive of corrupt governments.
To combat these vampires and to isolate the systematic ways
in which our once productive industries and our government
have been breached, Ratigan does not offer a grab bag of
flimsy suggestions or useless hot air. Instead he provides
readers with a set of values that together form the answer
for how each of us can not only understand what has gone
wrong—but join together to make it right.
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