Join Us for a Special Book Signing with “Shakedown” Author Steven Malanga

Events — By on November 11, 2010 at 9:37 AM

Steven Malanga Exposes the “Shakedown”

of New Jersey Taxpayers

Book signing Co-hosted by

The Common Sense Institute of New Jersey, and

The Foundation for Free Enterprise

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601

$60 includes program, hardcover copy of “Shakedown” with signing opportunity, h’ordeuvres and cocktails


America’s public-sector unions have transformed the landscape of our political system with major implications for taxpayers. In Shakedown, Steven Malanga shows how unions have aligned themselves with politicians and activists to grow government and increase public spending. The bill for this growth is now coming due, and Malanga chronicles how it has all but bankrupted once-rich states like New Jersey and California. From undermining welfare reform in the 1990’s to the War on Poverty to slashing mortgage standards, Malanga provides a comprehensive summary of how these groups impact you and why we need constructive change more than ever.

You will enjoy h’ordeuvres and cocktails at the Stony Hill Inn before hearing Malanga’s overview of his most recent work and a candid question and answer session. Tickets include a hardcover copy of Shakedown, with the opportunity to have the book signed immediately following the program.

About the Author

Steven Malanga is City Journal‘s senior editor, a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, and a columnist. He is author of the recently published Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer, about the bankrupting of state and local governments by a new political powerhouse led by public-sector unions. He writes about the intersection of urban economies, business communities, and public policy. He was recently cited as one of Governor Chris Christie’s intellectual influences (BusinessWeek, August 2010).

Prior to joining City Journal, Malanga was executive editor of Crain’s New York Business for seven years, serving on the publication’s editorial board and writing a weekly column. During his tenure at the publication, it twice won the General Excellence award from the Association of Area Business Publications.

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