©1962, 1979 by Henry Hazlitt; (P)1996 by Blackstone Audiobooks
"If there were a Nobel Prize for clear economic thinking, Mr. Hazlitt's book would be a worthy recipient...like a surgeon's scalpel, it cuts through...much nonsense that has been written in recent years about our economic ailments." (J.W. Hanes, former Undersecretary of the Treasury)
Hyperbole is the Best Thing EVER!!!!
No. Obviously he has his political stance and I don't share his values so I couldn't even finish this one.
Not angry. Basically this book has a view and an opinion but doesn't back it up with evidence. If I agreed with right wing laissez-faire economics, then I'm sure I would like this. But I don't. I see the world of economics in shades of gray. If you live in the world of gray rather than black and white, then this will probably not be worth your time.
Even if I didn't share the values of this economist, I was opened to learning something. But it's so obviously tinged with an agenda that I couldn't even do that. Big disappointment.
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This really helped me understand economics better and was easy to understand for the most part.
This is a great start to understanding the economic system.
I found this a little hard going. The analogies seem a little outdated. Some of the simple concepts are there but sometimes devolves into simple concepts to explain concept world and cultural issues (very US centric). Not my cup of tea but if discounted or cheap, maybe worth it.
Its to the point and the examples are clear.
Most of it... Just listen to it, it makes sense.
This is not so much an educational text as it is an argument for Mr Hazlitt's position. Some of his insight was valuable although it is not what I thought I was getting.
This is a good one. Mr. Hazlitt explains what the basic ideas are in the world of economics. It turns out, I discovered that economics is not a science as there are premises upon which the theory is based and if the premises are wrong, so are the conclusions.
How does this apply to todays world?
If Keyneism is wrong, and it appears that is it, then the world is headed for a major breakdown.
Hazilitt would shake his head in disgust at the belivers that run the Federal Reserve and the government as they have entirely too much confidence that they are right and more debt will solve the current problems. I hope they know what they are doing, but I'll bet one one of them has read this book.
One of the better ones I've listened to.
Not much of a story, just a lot of facts with significant examples to support the theory being put forth.
Very clear reading
somewhat surprised because of the ideas presented made me think of how some decisions I make in my daily life ma.y have profound affects across the overall economy
The speaker of the words contained brings forth a great insight into the writings of Henry Hazlitt. Very well performed and well pronounced words within.
Marketing Consultant in Birmingham
This book has a great view in modern economics, the process of money, behavior in our part, the government and its place in the free enterprise.
Is a must have, not for everyone but more for the entrepreneur or the open minded, notice that is more about you been comfortable with this kind of information, still affect you and me the same.
Although some times is better to live in the ignorance, well that is until we are ready to accept the truth. If you are in business or trade of some kind, or simply wanna expand your knowledge about economics, then this book is highly recommended by me.
Easy to understand, great narration, here take five stars from me... Great job Mr. Henry Hazlitt!!!
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