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I am always interested in books that challenge the norm or show the other side of what we read in history at school. I am not saying that RM is right, just that I like hearing the other side.
It is scary to hear how much Bush and Hoover are alike and how much Obama and Roosevelt are alike. How close the policies of each of these presidents mirror each other.
We are reminded that this was a global depression and that other countries who did not have spend spend policies got out of it a lot faster then we did. We are also reminded that we had depressions in the past that averaged only two years, mostly because we did not try to correct the problem through government.
It is very hard for the US to do nothing when faced with a problem. This attitude of do something no matter what is what usually gets us into trouble.
In the Intro we are told we are only going to get facts. I felt we got lots of unsupported opinions with are facts. At times the author talked over my head and at times I never could figure out his reasoning.
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Where does The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?
I think it is scary that all of that brilliant analysis by the greatest minds in history and economics still cannot even come to a basic decision as to what went wrong in the great Depression and what solutions if any worked. How could we possibly know today when we are right in the middle of it. Did the Tarp and the stimulus work or would it have all panned out being left alone?
What does Tom Weiner bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?
I would never have just sat down and read such a heavy book but in audio form it was easier to get into and understand the flow. In just one year with Audible.com I have listened to 10 times more books than I read in previous years.
If you could give The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal a new subtitle, what would it be?
Myths surrounding the New Deal and what really happened to the economy in the 30's.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I listened FDR's Folly which along with several other works by Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek and others is often quoted in this book. This book is a good recap of those interspersed with commentary and additional facts supplied by the author. The narration is excellent. The pacing is good and it's easy to follow each chapter. In K-12, most peoples sole exposure to the subject, the textbooks are full of misinformation about the causes and resolution of the extended downturn. This book is a great starting point for finding out what really took place.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal in three words, what would they be?
Factual, compelling and illuminating.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
The description of the Federal Reserve system.
What does Tom Weiner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
His interest is evident. His tone kept otherwise dry material interesting.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I'm disturbed by the successful process politicians and media distorting and hiding the truth.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
People will try and slam it and call it libertarian propaganda and they're only trying to obfuscate the real issues being addressed in the book.
It is as intellectually rigorous as an audiobook can get, not enough sources but that'll be balanced by the rhetoric. An improvement would be an in depth cause and effect of each bureaucracy and law that FDR implemented to bottleneck the economy, that would be voluminous but definitive in the case against him and large government. A good book to prime you for Hayek or Mises.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I always love it when an author writes something that is actually true.
FDR's Great Deal was a disaster and it caused a disaster, however most history books in the USA flip the story around backwards to make FDR seem like a genius and a hero.
Robert Murphy sets the record straight in this "Politically Incorrect" guide.
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
9 of 15 people found this review helpful
I liked the comparisons to what happened in the Great Depression with what Bush 41, Clinton 42, Bush 43 and Obama 44 did...the bipartisan actions of them and their respective Congresses are to blame for all our problems.
I expected to hear it was all the liberals faults but yikes! Nothing new here, you could just listen to talk radio and get the same information and bias.
7 of 33 people found this review helpful
Poorly researched, agenda driven with cherry picked "Facts" so obviously slanted that it should be placed in the comedy section, not history. Unfortunately it would be almost as bad in that category.
8 of 40 people found this review helpful
The headline should be the real title of this book. While Hoover & FDR certainly both made mistakes during their presidency in regards to the great Depression, if you were to follow this author's policies, we would:
1) Still should have child labor at work
2) 80 hour work weeks
3) No OSHA or workman's comp
4) No Social Security programs
5) No labor unions or collective bargaining
6) No checks and balances on stock trading, banking, or business.
Only thing I agree with this author is tariffs are bad for countries in general.
In short, not an America I want to live in. Basically just a Libertarian world view.
3 of 23 people found this review helpful