Books

Date
Publication / Author
 Title
 Comment
1/12/2016 Jane Mayer Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right New York Times Review by David Nasaw, Professor of History. CUNY Graduate Center.  Documents the history and influence of the Koch brothers
1/10/2016 Richard L. Hasen, Yale Univ. Press Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court and the Distortion of American Elections See Washington Post Review by Gary Sargent.  Author, a UC Irvine professor, makes the case that best argument for overturning Citizens United is equality, not corruption.
Sept. 2015 Book by Robert Reich Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few Very well researched book on how wealthy elites exert outsized influence on tax  and other government policies.  Book Review: Robert Reich on “Saving Capitalism” (TDV Review)
 Aug. 2012  Alan Ehrenhalt  The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City  New York Book Review by Fred Siegel, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.  Book chronicles gentrification and the resurgence of urban centers while acknowledging the problems of poverty, crime and poor quality services that persist in our inner cities