Finished up Space Merchants by Frederick Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth. Immediately posted it on paperbackswap. It was ok, not great though. I found the world far more interesting than the story or the characters. The Presidency is a full-on inherited position (as opposed to the technically elected position it is now) and the Congresspeople and Senators directly represent corporations (as opposed to just being paid for by them). But the main characters were just kind of sad. I know i don't relate well to "ambitious" people and the lead male was the epitome of ambition. want, want, want. i just don't get it.
we'll all be dead in 70 years anyway.