This book is a chilling page-turner.
It exposes the crucial role that Buchanan played in helping libertarian Charles Koch invest his fortune to develop an operational strategy that will permanently disable our democratic institutions in favor of free-reign capitalism. This roadmap is being carried out largely below the radar of most citizens by instituting several tactical fronts simultaneously and legally until the final goals of total privatization of all social structures in this country are permanent. Examples are passing laws that destroy unions without saying what their true purpose is, suppressing votes of people who are most likely to support active government, privatizing schools and prisons, social security and health care. Imagine a private fire department. With these incremental incursions, the ultimate goal is to reduce and ultimately eliminate all government regulations of air and water quality, drugs, schools, prisons, workplace safety, old age homes. One of their mottoes is “personal responsibility”. In the area of education, all public schools would be shut down. Their goal is for parents to pay the full cost of their children’s education in for-profit private schools. There will be no regulations, no quality standards, no disclosures. Parents would be held accountable with no recourse if they could not afford the tuition.