CHAPTER 7ECONOGATE

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Econ-o-gate (i-’kä-na-gat) n I: a series of lies, deceptions and subterfuges aimed to shift economic, social, and other resources away from the public to the elites 2: a government policy perfected during the presidency (2000—2004) of George W. Bush 3: a suicidal survival strategy of the third corporate regime

MEET MARLENE WINGATE

Marlene is fifty years old and has been in the publishing business all of her working life. She started out at a big publisher in the late 1970s and, “within an hour of starting,” she says, “part of my job was to develop what is called in publishing jargon ‘a stable of freelancers.’ As with horses.” Ironically, a few years later, Marlene would become part of the stable and work in it even until ...

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