Must-Read Books on the GOP and the One Percent

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My new feature on how the Republican party became the Party of the One Percent, builds on the work of many outstanding journalists and academics, to whom I owe a debt of gratitude. 

Anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the ways in which GOP-driven policy has aggravated income inequality in this country should begin with these masterful books: 

'Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich — and Cheat Everybody Else' By David Cay Johnston

'Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class' By Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

• 'Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight over Taxing Inherited Wealth' By Michael J. Graetz and Ian Shapiro 

• 'The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill' By Ron Suskind

• 'Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency' By Barton Gellman

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich