We've all seen the changes that have happened over the last generation but this book spells out clearly how theses changes grew out of legislation from a congress that was heavily influenced by lobbyist. A deliberate and purposeful plan to transfer wealth form the middle class to the wealthy. The decline of the value of labor and the steady erosion of the social contract that the sharing of wealth is a flow of wealth that lifts all boats.
Wide variety of facts to support Smith's main message.
Endgame by John Mauldin and Paper Promises by Philip Coggan.
One of the best narrators from Audible.
It would be unfair to rank since I am new at audiobooks this being my second
I have never read the printed version, so i would not know. But this is narrated very well, very thorough without hanging up on irrelevant details that don't pertain to the story. Details are presented in an easy to listen format, as well as explaining background information. great listen for any one
I don't read/listen to many politically central or related books, but this one stuck out. With a background in industry and business some examples used i felt i could side either way, but the thing that sets this book apart from other 'stronger one-sided opinions' is the great ways the author goes in giving detailed back ground knowledge and history, most of which we would otherwise not pay attention to.
I have not, but after this I may.
This book will potentially make you angry. Not at the author or the book, but the context and information of the book. Especially that you see the same thing occurring, RIGHT NOW. and you almost feel useless. But knowledge is power, and we should probably learn as much as we can before its banned too.
This book definitely made a positive impact in the way I live my life in that I more actively shop/purchase from companies that are innovative, treat their customers AND employees like people, not just a means to increase their stock price.
This is a thorough analysis of the consequences of deregulation of government carried too far. Deregulation started by Reagan and Thatcher was based on a misreading of Hayek's Road to Serfdom. Deregulation of the financial industry has led to unfettered white collar crime and a nullification of the good work of the Chicago School and Milton Friedman. This in turn has led to subversion of the democratic apparatus in America and the rise of fascist-like oligarchs and political superpacs.
Systematic and comprehensible description of the "Great Recession." and erosion of home equity value.
Great voice, easy listening.
White Collar Crime in America or Worse than the S&L Scandal
Essential reading to accompany the works of Robert Reich, Jeffrey Sachs and Joseph Stiglitz. It defines the problem of income inequality in America and the importance of resurrecting an affluent middle class. It also identifies the villains without suggesting how revanchism might be achieved.
Scientist, Atheist, Humanist, and Historian. I don't know everything, but I know enough to know if you're full of it!
I was reading this book for a class. So had I actually chosen it to read for myself, I suppose it would have been better.
The Blind Watchmaker - Richard Dawkins
Well, the premise of the book sucked because who wants to find out they have been getting screwed?! Nobody!