Matthew Holt

No such thing as Free Lunch

I’m over at Spot-On today writing about a great new book I’ve read, "Free Lunch." Check
out and it, and, as always, come back here to comment. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find.

FreelunchFew of the books I’ve read lately have been quite as staggering as Free Lunch, from former New York Times investigative reporter David Cay Johnston who, heroically, made his career writing about – brace yourselves – the U.S. tax code. Free Lunch is a fabulous book by a veteran investigative reporter giving you his life’s work–a look at how corporations and wealthy Americans have profited, again and again, at the expense of you and me.

Johnston’s best known for his exhaustive investigations at the Times into how corporations and very very rich individuals subvert U.S. tax law so that they pay less to the government, while the rest of us pay more. But in this book – written after he’s free of the "responsibility" of being a Times reporter – he gets almost biblical in calling out the cheats, crooks and murderers.

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Looks like a good read. Think Palin/McCain will mull it over and use it as part of their change/reform campaign?