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I don't know much about economics, but hope to learn more, thus listening to the Crunch CDs.
I am caught by the seeming contradictions that Bernstein throws out. Read more
At last someone has written a lucid explanation of the American middle class's financial stagnation. Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by Rolf Dobelli
This is a fantastic book. It is written for a layperson audience - an aim towards which it is extremely successful. Read morePublished on May 5, 2009 by Hans G. Despain
If I believed in book burning--this would be on the top of the heap!
I listened to this book on CD. Read more
For people who know little about economics, this is a useful introduction written in clear, simple language. Read morePublished on March 14, 2009 by Alan A. Elsner
The "bad news" about "Crunch" is that it is a collection of poorly thought out, sometimes inconsistent, economic ideas. The worse news is that the author, Jared Bernstein, is V.P. Read morePublished on March 10, 2009 by Loyd E. Eskildson
My Dad and I have been having this running debate about the direction the world is going. I say better, he says worse, and we never seem to come to any consensus. Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by Joshua Kim
Let's start by understanding that Dr. Bernstein is not an economist. His Ph.D. is actually in the area of Social Welfare. And that tells us a lot about this book. Read morePublished on September 7, 2008 by Kenneth D. Gartrell
I tend to side with free market economists on many issues, but I am always open to convincing arguments against that thinking. For me, Bernstein almost gets there. Read morePublished on September 5, 2008 by bronx book nerd