Summary: "In this excerpt from his new book, Matt Taibbi describes how our cash-strapped country is auctioning off its highways, ports and even parking meters at fire sale prices - and finding eager buyers in the unregulated sovereign wealth funds of oil-rich Middle Eastern countries."
The Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge System is leased to Cintra-Macquarie, a joint venture between Spanish and Australian companies, 09/22/05. (photo: flickr/Josh Evnin)
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