The following three books all cover the actions of the super rich to benefit themselves and pass the cost to the general public. I heartily recommend them.
The first two books are by David Cay Johnston, formerly the tax expert for the New York Times. He is currently an editor of Tax Notes. He furnishes case after case in great detail in which the taxpayers have been exploited while the super rich made huge profits.
David Cay Johnston, Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich – And Cheat Everybody Else (New York: The Pilgrim Group: 2003)
David Cay Johnston, Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You with the Bill) (New York: The Pilgrim Group: 2007)
The last book Is by Jacob S Hacker, the Stanley B Reeser professor of political science at the University and Paul Pierson, the Jon Gross Professor Of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. They give a detailed and insightful explanation of the rise to dominance of groups subservient to the super rich.
Jacob S Hacker & Paul Pierson, Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer – And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (New York: Simon & Schuster: 2010)
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