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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Absolutely. We have a coming retirement crisis as private pensions have been systematically drained of value and/or eliminated through mergers, or limited through conversion to defined contribution plans. How this latest iteration of vulture capitalism was aided and abetted by well-meaning, but poorly designed American pension laws is the subject of this excellent and very accessible book. It made me want to throw the book against the wall in anger several times: unfortunately, I listed to the audio version, so my iPhone bore the brunt of the righteous anger this book produced.
Who was your favorite character and why?
the American pensioner
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Son-of-bitches stole my pension!
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What made the experience of listening to Retirement Heist the most enjoyable?
Always pleasantly surprised when insightful non-fictions sneak into Audible.
This book takes one segment of predatory Capitalism, the exploitation of employee pensions for CEO profiteering, and tears the issue wide open, exposing all sorts of criminal and psychopathic behavior benefiting a few and harming the masses.
Not only is it a chilling expose, this book is highly-relevant. Who isn't affected by retirement and pensions?
Any additional comments?
Other related audio gems: "Predator Nation" (author directed "Inside Job"), "Treasure Islands" (offshore tax havens), "The Divide" & "Griftopia" (Matt Taibbi)...
An easy, more personable starting point may be: "A Fighting Chance" by Elizabeth Warren.
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