The Conservative Nanny State

Subtitle: "How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer"

By Dean Baker; free, complete e-book (PDF or HTML).

Save a tree and learn sumthin'.

Update: Dig this great article on the Plunge Protection Team and its likely intervention into the pure market (sic) to hold the bear at bay. It's a lotta bull, if you'll forgive a second awful pun.