Unscripted, by James B.Stewart and Rachel Abrams

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Stewart and Abrams take us into the gilded world of the embattled Redstone family as they struggle to retain control over the CBS/Viacom media empire. The companies’ histories are dripping with greed and manipulation as the various power players climb the corporate ladder and vie for more influential roles. Bringing all the trappings of delicious drama to the boardroom, Unscripted is perfect for fans of HBO’s succession.




Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy By James B. Stewart, Rachel Abrams Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984879424
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Published: Penguin Press - February 14th, 2023

The Big Myth, by Namoi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

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Two historians of science team up to challenge the belief that democracy and an unfettered market necessarily go hand-in-hand. They recount how business leaders and conservative intellectuals have striven for decades to promote the notion that the market knows best. But such thinking, argue Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, has had very damaging effects. It has, for instance, worked against the expansion of healthcare programs, thwarted efforts to combat climate change, and during the pandemic undercut moves to deal effectively with covid-19. In describing how so many Americans have come to believe so much in markets and so little in government, Oreskes and Conway make their own case for a middle path, one that is both pro-market and pro-government.


The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market By Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635573572
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 21st, 2023

Blood Money, by Kathleen McLaughlin

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Kathleen McLaughlin has a chronic health condition requiring regular plasma infusions. But where does the "liquid gold" that saves her life come from? Her deep and detailed reporting reveals an industry that can only be called vampiric: it preys on the poor, luring the most vulnerable with cash incentives,which many plasma donors need to make ends meet--unwittingly feeding the monster. This shocking book blows the lid off the relationship between poverty, capitalism, and health care.


Blood Money: The Story of Life, Death, and Profit Inside America's Blood Industry By Kathleen McLaughlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982171964
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - February 28th, 2023