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Jacked: How "Conservatives" Are Picking Your Pocket (Whether You Voted for Them or Not) Paperback – September 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 151 pages
  • Publisher: Polipoint Press (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976062186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976062189
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,769,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nomi Prins has worked at Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, and Chase. She has written for the "New York Times, Newsday, Fortune", and "The Guardian" and appeared on numerous international media programs. She is a senior fellow with the public policy center Demos and lives in New York City.

More About the Author

Nomi Prins is a renowned author, journalist and speaker. Her new book, All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power, will be out April 8, 2014. Her last book, Black Tuesday, was a historical novel about the 1929 crash. Before that, she wrote the hard-hitting book, It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street. She is also the author of Other People's Money: The Corporate Mugging of America, which predicted the current financial crisis, and was chosen as a Best Book of 2004 by The Economist, Barron's and The Library Journal, and Jacked: How "Conservatives" are Picking your Pocket (whether you voted for them or not.)

She has been a featured commentator on numerous national and international TV programs including for: BBC World, RtTV, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CSPAN, Democracy Now, Fox and PBS. She has been featured on hundreds of radio shows globally including for CNNRadio, Marketplace, NPR, BBC, and Canadian Programming. She has been featured in numerous documentaries produced by companies from the US, Norway, France, Germany and other places, alongside other prominent thought-leaders, and Nobel Prize winners, including most recently, The Big Fix, Heist, and Plunder.

Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, Fortune, Newsday, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, Slate, The Guardian UK, The Nation, Alternet, LaVanguardia, and other publications.

Her website is http://www.nomiprins.com

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A. Rowe on October 27, 2006
Format: Paperback
Although my nonfiction to-read pile is years old and taller than me, I couldn't help reading Jacked first. Filled with vital information about the state of the nation's political and economic health, it reads like a novel. Stories of our nation's ills are told by the ordinary, heroic Americans the author meets in her travels throughout the U.S. Their stories make the book's data come alive. Nomi Prins's sensitive interviews and sharply drawn portraits make it a pleasure to spend time with these people, who share their lives in heart-to-heart talks, free of jargon or political ranting. Their lives are hard, their stories uplifting: it is a relief to know I am not alone in my late-night worries about medical costs, Katrina refugees, and my other struggling, deserving American neighbors. Thanks to Nomi Prins for a valuable, enjoyable, and accessible book on an important topic: how the current U.S. government is vacuuming out the wallets of ordinary people and depositing their contents in the coffers of the wealthiest.
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful By 52 weeks, 52 books on September 12, 2006
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There's not a trace of academic in this book. It reviews government economic policy through a series of brief conversations with regular people. It's great for pointing out times when the president praised a program while cutting its budget--making policy invisible to those who don't watch the numbers. A good way for economic novices to learn why the field interests so much of the general public. A "must read" for any student who goes straight to the sports page and now needs something to say in class.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MHA - Snr - on November 24, 2012
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This book is another exposure to the bad stuff - we've allowed to happen in our country. Don't read it - unless you really want to know. Dishonesty rules - and is charge of our destiny. Of course - WE will come to the rescue and still hold the bag ofr the corruption and injustices inflicted upon honest people of this country. Tears? A waste of time. The Book - valuable if you care about whats going on. IMPORTANT!
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful By D. Carawan on February 17, 2007
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Though not the most intellectual of texts to be found on the current political environment and the people effected by it, Jacked is nonetheless a must read for those of whom want a story told from the heart and not exclusively from the head. The price doesn't hurt my judgment either.
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