Crapitalism: A Book Review of Crony Capitalists

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

Jason Mattera, a New York Times best-selling author and well-known for his interviews with less-than-reputable political figures in Washington, D.C., has written a new book entitled, Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars.

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At the new headquarters for the Young America’s Foundation in northern Virginia, Mattera said his book is “not a condemnation of capitalism.” Instead, he suggested that “capitalism is the greatest economic system ever known to man” and has “created paths out of poverty.” But, he believed today “we do not have a free market system” because “crapitalism…has created two classes of citizens.”

The book lists and goes into detail about twenty-seven liberal “crapitalists,” ranging from rapper and sports agent Jay-Z, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, former Clinton fundraiser-turned-Virginia-governor Terry MacAuliffe, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, billionaire George Soros and Elon Musk, the electric car Tesla creator.

Complete with great one-liners and zingers, Mattera includes jaw-dropping numbers of how much money has changed hands from the likes of Congressman Greg Meeks to his campaign supporters and donors (and vice versa). It is a good and simplified look at how liberals are using the government and politicians to fund their own failed projects which would not survive in the free market system.

Perhaps some of them are merely seeking nest eggs. As Jimmy Fallon recently noted, “Politicians are really getting desperate. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent out a final fundraising email to Democrats with the subject line, ‘I’m begging.’ Because what better way to show you’re a strong leader than acting like you’re drunk and dialing your ex?”

Correction: The original piece mentioned Jeffrey Immelt is the CEO of General Motors (GM), but he is actually the CEO of General Electric (GE). The change is reflected in this version.