I enjoyed this collection. Bastiat's works are timeless as are those from the likes of Thomas Jefferson. I got some good laughs out of Cyrus McCormick's story of the reaper. These are things you don't hear about in school history books.
I loved this book and would listen to it again in a heart-beat. The analogy is entertaining, accurate and in many cases, quite funny. I found myself laughing out loud at the character names who represent real people from American economic history.
The readers (and authors) did an excellent job reading the story. Andrew Schiff read the analogy and Peter would jump in with a series of
The climactic ending was both dramatic and prophetic. I found myself loving the ending and hating it at the same time. I loved the irony but hate how tragic the ending is for the people in the book. The United States is on the same path as the people in the book unless policy makers hit the brakes on current policy and change direction.
The version of history you get in public school or even college leaves out critical information that this book points out. Popular versions of history paint a pretty picture about presidents like Clinton, FDR, Lincoln. But when you analyse the facts and events pointed out in this book, you realize just how failed these presidencies where and how distorted the view of history has become. History is truly written by the victors and this book is a must read if one is to understand the less-popular untold version of American history.
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