Big Money - 2.5 billion dollars, one suspicious vehicle, and a pimp-on the trail of the ultra-rich hijacking american politics
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Mark HannaÂ the turn-of-the-century iron-and-coal-magnate-turned-operative who leveraged massive contributions from the robber baronsÂ was famously quoted as saying: Â There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money, and I can't remember what the second one is." To an extent that would have made Hanna blush, a series of developments capped by the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision effectively crowned a bunch of billionaires and their operatives the new kings of politics. Big Money is a rollicking tour of a new political world dramatically reordered by ever-larger flows of cash. Ken Vogel has breezed into secret gatherings of big-spending Republicans and Democrats alikeÂ from California poolsides to DC hotel barsÂ to brilliantly expose the way the mega-money men (and rather fewer women) are dominating the new political landscape.Great wealth seems to attach itself to outsize characters. From the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to the bubbling nouveau cowboy Foster Friess; from the Texas trial lawyer couple, Amber and Steve Mostyn, to the micromanaging Hollywood executive Jeffrey KatzenbergÂ the multimillionaires and billionaires are swaggering up to the tables for the hottest new game in politics. The prize is American democracy, and the players' checks keep getting bigger.
Walter Shapiro, Brennan Center for Justice .Vogel's paparazzi tactics -- coupled with relentless traditional reporting -- have made Big Money the smartest and most revealing book chronicling the Super PAC era. Instead of predictable legal analysis and a mind- numbing march of statistics, Vogel tries to grasp what motivates the wealthy to invest so heavily in Super PACs. And his answers do not fit into the neat ideological cubbyholes of either campaign reformers or believers in the nonsensical,... Barton Swaim, Wall Street Journal .With .Big Money'.-which takes up the Kochs and other rich political contributors, including Sheldon Adelson, Rob McKay and liberal Texas lawyers Steve and Amber Mostyn.-Mr. Vogel has succeeded in doing what I, for one, didn't think possible. He has made the subject of money in politics entertaining.indeed, gripping. He does this by a combination of factual analysis, eyebrow- raising scoops and zany stories." Bethany McLean, Washington Post .[Vogel] knows the ...