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This book calls to account the government hucksters and corporate criminals who made suffering from the global coronavirus pandemic more acute. Guilty Men shows how the crisis was stoked by the callous and opportunistic decisions of the powerful.
The rogues’ gallery begins with Donald Trump, who downplayed the crisis despite knowing its dangers, as well as his international political allies, above all Boris Johnson. Billionaire politicians like Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler moved stocks at the same time they were telling Americans all was well. Political charlatans like Education Secretary Betsy DeVos undermined public safety in order to advance their agenda. Trump-controlled agencies, bailed out Wall Street while Libertarian “think tanks” like the Ayn Rand Institute decried public expenditures for workers but were first in line to get bailout checks. Pharmaceutical companies gamed the vaccine race, and global corporations found the pandemic to be very profitable indeed, vastly enriching the fortunes of trillionaires like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Charles Koch. The book closes with a call for far-reaching reforms in politics, business and finance.