"Dark Money" and Jane Mayer on Monday's Access Utah
Jane Mayer, who joins us for the hour today, says that rather than what we might have thought of as a recent popular uprising against “big government” leading to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement, what has really happened is the creation of a network of very wealthy people (led by the Koch brothers) with extreme libertarian views who have bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.
UPR listener Jean Lown emailed us recently to say “I'm reading Jane Mayer's book ’Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires behind the Rise of the Radical Right.’ I recommend that you have Jane Mayer as a guest on Access Utah.”
Jane Meredith Mayer is an American investigative journalist who has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1995. In recent years, she has written for that publication on money in politics, government prosecution of whistleblowers, and the United States Predator drone program.