I think people who are angry at Obama, and like a story that they can use to articulate the anger without sounding too crazy.
No, uses a theory and stretches it so thin by searching for ways justify it. I was really hoping to understand more why people are so angry.
I would have never made it to chapter 9 were they start using actual facts.
disappointment, I had hoped I would be made angry and hate Obama, because before reading the book I would have been blind.
This book is a joke. But good for him as I know many who believe in the anger.
I found applied economics was lacking hard facts to support the ideas. Often times using an assumption that supported his idea in one chapter, and the next chapter directly contradicting the first assumption.
I would say the root of the problem being is Sowell assumes rational text book economics in which case the info he has is sound and backed up. However to leap from there with out test in the real world that have no control groups, isnt acceptable to me. Especially when he gives countless real world examples by hand picking scenerios that support his idea.
The book only looks at one side of the supply and dmeand curve at a time and holds the other constant to make all his conclusions. He makse some decent points by doing this, and it makes you think, but untimatily once you think about it, he comes off as a scammer.
The book just falls short of being creditable because of the above and lack of documented proof.
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