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I think someone who believes that the conservative agenda is flawed may find this mildly interesting.
All of it
The audio quality of the is book is on par with everything else on this service, excellent. The narrator was also of a high quality as expected. The fact that this was a free title was quite obvious immediately. The story is by far the worst part of the title. This is not an audible problem, you can only do so much with the material you are given. In this case, the material was far below the standard you might expect from a child's picture book. If the author's other works are on par with this title, then I have culled my authors by one.
The person who wrote this book obviously has little to no understand of economics beyond a high school level. Their attempts --while admirable-- to reframe the discussion of economics in this country rapidly devolves into prepackaged political diatribes instead of an examination of the data. In fact, I will be so bold as to say that you will find more facts and fewer assumptions in a Michael Moore movie than you in this title. To make matters worse the reader Sandra Swafford has more in common with the kindle book reader than I would like. I understand it is free, but there is no excuse for how bad this title is.
Liberals like raping children. Raping childern is wrong. There for liberals are wrong. This is how the book goes but replace liberal with conservative and the book does not say they rape children but they use some absurd red harrings. I am a big fan of conservative thought. I want to hear a well thought out rebuttal of the ideas. Unfortunately, this book is not what I was looking for. I want my time back. Stay away.
no, he is an idiot.
the book was terrible from start to finish. had to return it.
I'm not sure I'm going to get through this one. It purports to be a liberal view of economics, but the arguments are so full of holes, it even annoys me, and I'm very liberal. I don't like the way it's written.
It's a good book, not without its share of demagogy. But, considering the fact that almost all economy education these days is using the rhetoric that this book combatants, it gives some very good points for thought.
For those interested in economy and public policy - give it a go. For the internationals, take into account that it is very U.S focused.
Let’s see if I can word this right to reflect the contentions of this book:
The conservative nanny state has joined with the conservative nanny press to make sure that the conservative nanny doctor gets paid more than the poor put upon dishwasher. Then by means of the conservative nanny protection of copyright and patent laws is guaranteeing the conservative nanny business person to be protected from me selling what he has patented, which I should be able to. All this also guarantees that the conservative nanny state keeps the government from efficiently and with great care providing health care for everyone and world peace for the downtrodden masses of the world.
Well, at least they are consistent by giving this book away. Usually I have enjoyed the books that I have gotten for free from audible, but this drivel is the exception. In this case, you get what you pay for.
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