This book is a summary of early Austrian economic historical figures. I learned some new names and may pursue some of them. I was hoping for more detail on their ideas. As an introduction to those who fathered Austrian economic theory it's OK.
Using speakers with Austrian accents was a distraction that made the message hard to follow. Mr. Rukeyser is one of the best narrators around. He should have read the whole book.
Every home should have a copy, and every family follow its recommendations. You don't have to be diabetic to gain from this book.
This book is an excellent history of socialism, its causes, and the US's century-long march down the path to it. Especially timely is the explanation of how England's national health "service" started out just as Obamacare is starting today - the economic destruction of WWII was the crisis that caused them to nationalize their healthcare, among other things. We won't need another war to cause ours. O'care itself will be the cause, and nationalization will be the socialists' remedy.
It's interesting to note that England still has a small private health industry, for those who can afford it - the rest are victims of the public "service".
Thomas Sowell is one of my favorites. He has a way of using real world examples to make economics understandable to laymen - it's a shame our politicians don't get it.
I couldn't get thru the first chapter. Von Mises can be hard for a layman to follow anyway, but the added distraction of a reader with British accent made it impossible for a country boy from South Carolina.
The author really did his homework. I was especially interested in how the GM and Chrysler takeovers went down. There was actually some logic in the way the government handled it, and with the quick closure compared to the average bankruptcy, both companies had a much better chance at recovery than they otherwise might have.
If you're still wondering for whom to vote (not just for president), then get this book and see what the stakes are. America, we're Broke! This book lays out the facts. Senator Coburn is the first politician that I've heard admit our "real" debt. $16 trillion is a smoke screen, Our real debt is over $120 Trillion and climbing. There are not enough rich people in the world to pay off this kind of debt. It's the spending, stupid!
This book does a good job of covering the battle between the theories of Keynes and Hayek, and reveals some insights into our 20th century presidents' economic ideas, successes and failures.
This book puts in one place all you need to know to decide if you want another 4 years of the Obamas.
That our "honorable" politicians even stoop to murder for money and power, while claiming to be helping the poor and needy citizens of the world.
I've suspected ulterior government motives for decades. This book gives details that make perfect sense as to why we have our tentacles in every corner of the world - enriching the already rich at taxpayer expense.
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