Dr. Christopher W. Roberts Ph.d I am a Computer Geek working around the U.S. and the world. I have a lot of Air miles to listen to audible titles.
John Stossel may or may not be your favorite TV personality but this book is thought provoking. The book is written around a simple formula "common sense says...." but "experience has told me".
I am biased. I like John Stossel's news stories and his presentation. I don't always agree with his conclusions, but he is provacative and never boring. When I purchased this audio book, I bought it more fore entertainment than to be educated. I thought I already had a pretty good handle on the problems of government. However, Mr. Stossel raised a lot of points and issues I simply was not aware of. I still find it difficult to agree with his position on drugs because of the death and destruction it has caused, but he makes a lot of good points. Whether you are pro big-government or anti big-government, this audio book is sure to entertain, educate, and make you think. Two thumbs up.
Yes b/c I enjoy his voice and drive alot.
His knowledge and consistency to provide evidence and make logical arguments for grounding his point of view. It makes his case almost irrefutable.
TSA and Health Care. Also when he balances the budget.
Great work, the only thing I miss, which Stossel did in Gimme A Break, is include audio clips for the people he quotes.
One of the more engaging books I've ever listened to.
Makes you realize how misleading your own intuition can be. It's hard to argue with much of what he has to say.
Great book, just like his tv show. He is fair and uses real facts to make his arguments.
Government Hinders Enterprise
Proof and examples of an overreaching system
He continues to report and summarize in his own style without vindictive platitudes.
We are bankrupting this country
Keep them scared John!!
This is so right on...every voter should read this prior to his or her vote. I do fear Stossel is spitting into the wind, however, for the government will never relenquish their power or leave us alone.
Normally I think books are better when read and not listened to, and I only use audiobooks because it's something to do while driving the car. But in this case yes, I completely reccomend listening to it because John Stossel narrates it himself, and he has a great style of speaking and emphasis that I think is unmatched in anywhere in network television today.
The part where he brought up the interesting statistic where 95% of workers in America today are paid above the minimum wage, emphasizing the uselessness of such job killing regulations.
Actually no. Even though I should be furious in rage at what the federal government is doing to this country, John has a peaceful and open minded approach to all of the issues he brings up, and it has a way of comforting you to know that the truth will win in the end.
I can't reccomend this enough. Five stars, if you're reading this review then buy this one now.
Had seen John on TV for years and enjoyed his work , but the book really brought the concept of his views home for me. Not sure that he completely turned me to the libertarian point of view but he did made me think.
Stossel, gets a bit whiney at times, and beats up on his former employers a bit monotonously. However that is the worst thing I can say about this book. Stossel takes shots at the false left right dichotomy of the USA while making a great proletarian case for liberty and libertarianism. He does so by contrasting intuition with real-world results. If you read Libertarianism a Primer, by David Boaz you will not gain much new insight here, though your filed of view will expand as you will gain more examples. If you found teh above book too far embedded in philosophy and political science to be an easy read or listen, you will find Stossel covers the same basic ground in a more man-on-the-street format.Over all I rate this very well. Stossel makes a compelling case, and has good delivery overall.