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Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and a columnist for RollingStone.com. He is the author of The Great Derangement, Spanking the Donkey,Smells Like Dead Elephants, and The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap. (Bowker Author Biography)

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The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Contributor — 70 copies
The Best American Magazine Writing 2008 (2008) — Contributor — 47 copies
The Best American Magazine Writing 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 34 copies
The Best American Political Writing 2009 (2009) — Introduction — 26 copies
The Best American Political Writing 2007 (2007) — Contributor — 26 copies
The Best American Magazine Writing 2017 (2017) — Contributor — 24 copies
The Best Business Writing 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 12 copies
Rolling Stone Magazine #1089 | October 15, 2009 | U2 (2009) — Contributor — 1 copy

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One of Taibbi's great skills is to make complex financial, political and other intentionally Kafkaesque bureaucratic institutions relatively clear to the lay person. He does this with a sense of humor rooted in easily relatable righteous indignation, rather than the smugness of a P.J. O'Rourke or ego overload of Hunter S. Thompson. Griftopia is the most lucid account of the financial collapse I've read, and it also does a good job of explaining how wretchedly awful Obama's health care "reform" actually is. As angry and disgusted as I was made to feel reading this, it's one of the few books I would recommend to everyone I know, just so we're all on the same page regarding how fucked we all really are.… (more)
 
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ecdawson | 38 other reviews | Jan 22, 2024 |
Given that it was essentially a complication of material, it seemed to run together after a while, but the theme of the media critique is worth part of the time spent reading it.
 
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Brio95 | 9 other reviews | May 31, 2023 |
I don't have a lot to add to what some other's have written about this book. Having lived through these financial events and experienced the frustration, as a working stiff, of seeing mega-assholes fuck up the economy then get bailed out by the taxpayer, it is nice to find a writer who actually CALLS them assholes.

Yes, that is kind of a petty way to feel, but I'm good with it.
 
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bloftin2 | 38 other reviews | May 4, 2023 |
It feels really good to read something by someone as truly pissed off about the economic situation as Taibbi is. He's not a financial reporter. He has not drunk the CNBC Kool-Aid. There are parts of this book (notably the chapter on Alan Greenspan) that feel a tad drawn out, but overall, his rage against Goldman Sachs and the rest of the crooks is sustained and deserved. It's a good read if you're feeling disillusioned by the state of things.
 
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