Pigs at the Trough

Version: Abridged
Author: Arianna Huffington
Narrator: Alison Fraser
Genres: Business & Economics, True Crime, Mystery, Thriller & Horror, Politics
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Published In: November 2003
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

A provocative and blistering look at corporate greed in America and the corporate crooks who have bilked the public out of trillions of dollars, magically evaporating pensions and underminding our core values and democracy.

In this New York Times bestseller, nationally syndicated columnist and political commentator Arianna Huffington presents a powerful indictment of the corporate and political culture that brought the economy of the 90s to its knees. Never known to mince words, Huffington paints a devastating portrait of how and why the worst and the greediest are running American business, government, and democratic ideals into the ground.

Are CEOs like Ken Lay of Enron and Dennis Kozlowski of Tyco just a few bad apples? Backing up her outrage with research and facts, Huffington shows that they represent just the tip of the iceberg--callous, avaricious corporate leaders who are walking away with millions. The price? The jobs, pensions, and security of thousands of Americans across the country and the erosion of basic values of truth, justice, and support of the common good.

Reviews (2)

Worst Narrator Ever

Written by Anonymous on October 9th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I have a feeling that the book was great, but I couldn't make it through the first CD. The narrator was so affected and ridiculously dramatic, I couldn't choke down the content. Not sure who was in charge of the audition, but the "actress" really does a disservice to Arianna Huffington.

Pigs

Written by BLW on August 16th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I love Arianna's column. The information here is important and I think her assessment's are pretty accurate. If I could offer one bit of criticism that I think would improve her writing it is this: don't end every paragraph with sarcasm or a joke--it's tedious. Other than that, it's well worth the listen.

Author Details

Author Details

Huffington, Arianna

Arianna Huffington has been named one of Washington's most influential commentators by both "Newsweek" and "People." Her syndicated column appears twice weekly in newspapers around the country, including the "Los Angeles Times, " the "New York Post, " and the "Chicago Sun-Times." She is a frequent guest on television talk shows from "Crossfire to Politically Incorrect, " and a contributing writer to "Talk" magazine. The author of seven previous books, she lives in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., with her two daughters.