Perfectly Legal

Paperback $17.00

Jan 04, 2005 | 352 Pages

Ebook $13.99

Jan 04, 2005 | 352 Pages

  • Paperback $17.00

    Jan 04, 2005 | 352 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Jan 04, 2005 | 352 Pages

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“Truly shocking.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Readers should take their blood pressure pills.” —The Dallas Morning News

“Everyone who wants to understand what’s happening with the tax system should read Perfectly Legal … by David Cay Johnston, who shows how idealogues have made America safe for wealthy people who don’t feel like paying taxes.” —Paul Krugman, The New York Times

“Even if you suspected all along that the system favors the rich, you’re going to be shocked to learn just how badly you’re being screwed.” —Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

“Want to know how business execs get nearly free peraonal trips on their corporate jets? Johnston is your man.” —Business Week

“This is a book that will either shame us or prod us into taking back the system.” —Ralph Nader

Table Of Contents


Chapter 1: Taxes – They’re Not for Everyone
Chapter 2: A Nickel an Hour More
Chapter 3: The Rich Get Fabulously Richer
Chapter 4: Big Payday
Chapter 5: Plane Perks
Chapter 6: When the Old Man Is Dead and Buried
Chapter 7: The Stealth Tax
Chapter 8: How Social Security Taxes Subsidize the Rich
Chapter 9: Preying on the Working Poor
Chapter 10: Handcuffing the Tax Police
Chapter 11: Mr. Rossotti’s Customers
Chapter 12: For Want of a Keystroke
Chapter 13: Mr. Kellogg’s Favorite Loophole
Chapter 14: Mass Market Tax Evasion
Chapter 15: Getting Off the Hook
Chapter 16: Profiting Off Taxes
Chapter 17: Profits Trump Patriotism
Chapter 18: Letters to Switerzland
Chapter 19: Gimme Shelter
Chapter 20: Only the Rich Deserve a Comfortable Retirement
Chapter 21: Is Reform Possible?

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