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The major scandals discussed in Pigs at the Trough are widely known, but the book illuminates many less-well known scandals as well, showing the extent to which greed, and callous disregard for the devastation caused by that greed, has become a part of American corporate culture. Ms. Huffington uses the pigs metaphor to powerful and amusing effect. Especially shocking is her insider perspective on the dubious workings of Boards of Directors and the extent of Congressional/business incestuousness. The only down side to this audiobook is that the narrator is not Arianna Huffington, whose appealing and interesting voice would have been far preferable to that of the actual reader, whose voice is an odd combination of affected cynical sophistication and cuteness, sounding like a cross between Jackie Kennedy and Betty Boop.
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While the information in this book is revealing and extensive, the writing comes off as extraordinarily sarcastic. I'm listening to it as I write this and I move between outrage and irritation. While I consider myself a member of the "left", this is a piece of militant liberalism and hurts the cause as much as it helps it. I can't help but feel that the information and stories in this book would have been better served by a different reader reading information that was framed in a different way.
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