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.
This is a great book for the history buff or student.
It's always been about power and money - even murdering family members to get them.
If you've wondered what Hillary meant when she described herself as a "progressive" in the mold of early 20th century "progressives", this is a must listen!
If you don't like the direction that our government is taking us, this is a must listen!
If you wonder where our education system gets its idiotic ideas, this is a must listen!
It takes a village. Total subjugation of the masses is the goal - collectivism is the kinder gentler term.
O is just the latest cog in the communist agenda to rule the world. What he USSR couldn't do militarily, we're doing to ourselves by giving our sovereignty over to the UN. One case in particular is the way we're allowing the IPCC to dictate our carbon usage with their scam of carbon dioxide causing global warming, er climate change. Now that this issue has become political it doesn't matter that the "science", led by Al Gore and the "hockey stick", has been proven to be a hoax.
Mr Booker reveals, point by point, all the lies, doctoring of data, political collusion, and name calling of any who dare challenge the "consensus". If only half of what he reveals is true, then the global warming, or climate change, hysteria is the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the world. And the goal seems to be the collapse of capitalism and the creation of one world government, led by the UN.
This is the best book ever that explains the vision of the anointed class and the methods and vocabulary that they use to stymie their opponents without having to debate facts, or the consequences of their plans.
You must read/listen to this book!
The IRS lost Lerner's emails? Why doesn't congress just get them from the NSA? They have stored every email sent in modern history - and they'll record and save this review.
America needs to wake up and realize that our elections mean nothing if all these bureaucratic entities, that report only to the president, can control us, while congress sits idly by and does nothing.
We The People need to decide if we're to be subjects, or citizens whose elected politicians report to us, and whose unelected bureaucrats report to us via congress.
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.
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