I was drawn to the overall theme with which I agree. What I find in the text is a high degree of submission to established, legitimate authorities in the author's social group (right wing socialism), high levels of aggression on behalf of those authorities, and a high level of conventionalism. Thomas, please see Professor Altemeyer's book The Authoritarians. I guess I'll have to make due with Hayek's Road to Serfdom and Murray Rothbard's Great Depression. Sowell takes on too much to bore down into the details to understand how unfair and distorted his analysis is.
This book is the left wing version of what I was saying in my review of The Amateur. Rather than taking a long hard look at substantive issues facing our community, its main contribution is to make ad hominem attacks on the Republican Party. The book provides good source information for an academic study of left wing authoritarianism using the methods and procedures developed by Professor Altemeyer in his book The Authoritarians about right wing authoritarianism to develop questions that measure the degree of excess submission to left wing authorities, the degree of excess in aggressiveness on behalf of those authorities, and the degree of excess in conventionalism.
good delivery by the reader
Right Wing Socialists
Some interesting information about personalities and White House intrigue.
This book confirms what I have said about the two parties that control our government. They can???t debate the policies so they focus on ad hominem attacks and petty grips. If you want reinforcement of closed minded ring wing socialist ranting, read The Amateur. If you want a summation of the Obama Administration???s failed policy choices and their impact on important issues such as health care and the financial/monetary system, read Ron Suskind???s book Confidence Men.
Strong, quick delivery by Ms. Maddow.
The tight fit between the historical information and current issue facing the country.
The lost nukes.
I have not read the book and probably never would since it is hard to find time to read and easy to find time to listen.
The wounded soldier being cared for at the castle was asked by the butler which paper he wanted to read first.
The reader had the perfect voice and pace for this story.
It almost made me cry towards the end when the Earl died.
It raises the question about where all that money from Rothchild came from and where did he keep it.
They might try reading up on economic history from all authoritative sources and not just those that reinforce their own world view.
Good voice and pace of reading the book. Good changes of voice for quotes.
Anger and disappointment
Friedman and Mandelbaum advocate the status quo plus further intrusion of government into the factors of production. Rather than a lady justice wearing a blind as she weighs the disputes involving the individual rights of the owners of land, labor, and capital, they see her as a partner telling the individuals what to do with their land, labor, and capital. Of course the budget for dispute resolution pales to the budget for government controlled production. The historical references are inaccurate and omit any examples of the private sector doing better at wealth creation than government ???partnerships.???
The most valuable part of the book was the data. The least valuable was the analysis.
Put more thought into the analysis.
The insider view of individual companies and executives, how they engaged in self-destructive behavior, and excellent communication skills of Mr. Mayo make this book enjoyable listening.
The bank analyst's viewpoint.
He has an engaging voice that captures and conveys the story's energy.
It is a short listen.
The state of psychotropic drug therapy is well documented in the book with macroscopic and microscopic details. The history of medical developments from science based development of drugs for known problems like infections to experimentation with drugs based on effects on behavior is well told. The story of greed by doctors and academic leaders is sadly similar to what we have witnessed in other areas of our community. Hopefully the incentives will change.
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