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Fleeced!: How We've Been Betrayed By The Politicians, Bureaucrats And Bankers And How Much They've Cost Us
This work charts the increasing gap between the rich, super-rich and poor and provides top ten lists of the most over-paid and the laziest in both the private and public sector.
Paperback, 298 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Constable & Robinson
(first published September 14th 2009)
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Having read, and been very impressed by, David Craig's Plundering the Public Sector, I wondered, a little way into this, why Fleeced wasn't of the same quality. Then I realised that the co-author was Matthew Elliott, of the Taxpayers' Alliance. Perhaps this accounts for some of the biasses here. The TPA is not noted for its objectivity and transparency. In this book, there is a chunk about local councillors which is just plain wrong, and that made me concerned about how much else was inaccurate. ...more