This is more of the same. I like it, so I enjoyed it, but there is a feeling that the author needs to try a new shtick. On the other hand, there was some serious wrestling with issues here that really got me thinking.
For someone with almost no background in economics, I found this a fairly easy listen. However, like other reviewers, the author seemed to me a fanatic ideologue and all of his conclusions become suspect because of the one-sided presentation. In addition, the words wasted on deriding Marx and Keynes and pedestalizing Smith would have been put to better use giving us more depth about their work and the historical context they were working in.
The book also suffered from the flaw of many historians: seeing the past as a story that is meant to lead us to today. While in the mid-2000s, free market ideology seemed to be getting the upper hand, the author shows no appreciation for the possibility that the many ups and downs in economic thinking might well continue and that his current perspective would soon seem dated.
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