Robert Scheer, former foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, is editor-in-chief of Truthdig and a senior lecturer at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication. He lives in Los Angeles.
REPRESENTATIVE HENRY WAXMAN, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee "Robert Scheer has used his skills as one of the best investigative reporters to show that the deregulation philosophy from Reagan to Clinton and both Bushes led to the near collapse of our financial institutions and the Great Recession from which we are still suffering." ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post "The Great American Stickup exposes the ugly truth behind the economic meltdown: the fix is in. Seduced by campaign cash and hordes of lobbyists, political leaders of both parties regularly do Wall Street's bidding--leaving Main Street to fend for itself. Even worse, Scheer shows that the people that nearly drove our economy over the cliff still have their hands on the wheel." MATT WELCH, editor-in-chief of Reason magazine "Robert Scheer is among the vanishing breed of journalists who take it as a patriotic duty to criticize power no matter who wields it. Whatever your views on financial regulation, The Great American Stickup makes nauseatingly clear that both major parties-including the current and former president-colluded with banks 'and left the rest of us holding the bag" CHRIS HEDGES, Senior fellow of The Nation Institute and author of