"A valuable antidote to the brazen lies, calculated deceptions, and vacuous sound bites of those who want to use our government for their own gain rather than to benefit us all."
—David Cay Johnston, author of Free Lunch
"Most of the basic facts that people need to know about the economy are straightforward, as this book demonstrates. It is only the bad guys who make things complicated."
—Dean Baker, author of False Profits
"Joshua Holland's brilliant, data-rich, accessible, and in-your-face book, The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy, should be required reading for every American livid about floating a political-financial system that benefits powerful institutionsand megalomaniac leaders."
—Nomi Prins, author of It Takes a Pillage
By nearly every conceivable standard, the American economy has gotten steadily worse from the time Reagan took office to the present. The anti-government, pro-corporate agenda has damaged our nation for too long, and yet, turn on Fox News and you'll find them still hawking the same foolish theories, baseless accusations, and bald-faced lies. The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy dissects each malicious fiction to reveal how the Right is just plain wrong on the economy — wrong on jobs, wrong on the deficit, wrong on taxes, wrong on trade. However, Holland goes beyond the most recent Republican talking points to explain the issues with the depth and nuance that you'll need to see through the nonsense rhetoric you're going to hear about the nation's economy for some time to come.
If you are tired of listening to your plumber rant on using Rush Limbaugh's or FOX news lies-repeated-so-often-they-become-facts, this book will give you all the ammo you need to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ursula K
I found the book an easy read and very accurate in its presentation of the state of the economy in the US. It is a must go to source for those who follow the nation's politics. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. Joel L. Sys
I found this book enlightening and it helped to explain so much of why and how this country got so screwed up. Read morePublished 7 months ago by chrispy7624
A good fact-rich guide to what's actually going on in the US economy, as opposed to the theory-driven narrative that's spun by many on the "conservative" side of the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Anne Mills
This book focuses in on the top fifteen biggest lies about our American economy as portrayed by the GOP. While it makes many good points . . Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. Johnson
Joshua Holland is one of the chief editors at AlterNet, a progressive news outlet trying to counteract the regressive propaganda of the American far right, particularly that of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Thomas E. Davis
This guy is a shill for psuedo-communist arm of the DNC, nothing but a mouth piece for their talking points. Read morePublished 21 months ago by P. Fahlgren
Now, most thinking people whos income is under the high 6 figures will recognize the folly,the sheer folly of supply side economics, as hawked by the execrable Milton Friedman and... Read morePublished on June 21, 2012 by A. Hogan
The facts, straight up without all the distortions. It is hard to get the real story, especially if you are watching Fox. The facts need to be told and this book delivers them. Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by Jbob