The Informed Citizen Book Club announces our May book choice of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer.
The publisher asks:
Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?
The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against “big government” led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.
This book promises to be enlightening and critically important for today’s informed citizens. Check out the video below for more about the book and an interview with author Jane Mayer.
The book club meets 6:30-8 PM on Wednesday, May 10 at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins. Remember that Old Firehouse Books offers discounts on purchases of books for this book club. We are grateful for their support of the book club and of informed citizens across Larimer County.