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  • New Deal or Raw Deal?

  • How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America
  • By: Burton Folsom Jr.
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

In this shocking and groundbreaking new book, economic historian Burton Folsom, Jr., exposes the idyllic legend of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a myth of epic proportions. With questionable moral character and a vendetta against the business elite, Roosevelt created New Deal programs marked by inconsistent planning, wasteful spending, and opportunity for political gain---ultimately elevating public opinion of his administration but falling flat in achieving the economic revitalization that America needed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen!

  • By Book and Movie Lover on 06-14-09

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-09

Not really bashing FDR...but uses facts to debunk the myths we have been force-fed since infancy. That is, the New Deal saved democracy. Far from it...it just about destroyed the free market system and left us with out of control government programs.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Arguing with Idiots

  • How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government
  • By: Glenn Beck
  • Narrated by: Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Steve "Stu" Burguiere
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

Idiots can't be identified through voting records, they can be found only by looking for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper-sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense. If you know someone who fits the bill, then Arguing with Idiots will help you silence them once and for all with the ultimate weapon: the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone should read this book - Especially if you want to understand what's really going on behind the politics and rhetoric

  • By M. Mohan on 04-20-17

Good facts...average humor

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-09

Full of good facts, quotes, and ideas. But, Beck does make a good idiot...so, all in all, a good listen.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful