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201 of 205 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary, Compelling Piece of Outside-the-box Thinking and Analysis
Mister Morse has done an exemplary job here.

First, Juggernaut is a well thought out, level-headed, and refreshingly non-partisan look at the evolution of western political-economic thought from the 1500s and the discovery of the New World to the present. The author discusses Marxian critiques of capitalism, the School of Salamanca, robber-barrons and...
Published on February 17, 2011 by Robert Donovan

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2.0 out of 5 stars Did the five-star guys actually read this book?
(Mild spoiler alert) The Juggernaut is Government Runamok and his camp followers, fellow travelers and other enablers. Employing economics-based reasoning, the story about how humankind progressed from rulers to governments to Leviathon to the Juggernaut is told so brilliantly that it made this reader's skin crawl, in similar manner to that achieved by such as the...
Published on July 7, 2011 by Michael Schmidt


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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Revisiting "Small is Beautiful", April 16, 2013
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Well written poorly researched point of view similar to "Small is Beautiful" from the 1970s. Same predictions of failure that did not come to pass and this book tries the same tactic and I suspect with the same results.

Too much high school economics with narrow preconceived outcomes to support a weak premise.
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2.0 out of 5 stars From history to fantasy, July 17, 2011
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This review is from: Juggernaut: Why the System Crushes the Only People Who Can Save It (Paperback)
The historical economic analysis of the first half or so of this book was well reasoned and logical (although the absence of footnotes should be noted with an ounce of scepticism). Up to about the FDR administration the argument had more than a modicum of plausibility, but after that it was a rapid slide downhill. Morse's analysis of our recent economic and political climate (a mess, to be sure, perhaps even a "Juggernaut") relied on unsupported premises and mere characterizations. Facts were notably absent and the theory became more and more divorced from reality. By the last portion of the book, it became literally laughable. Here are a few of my favorite examples:

1. Make your own fabric and clothing from a "cotton tree"; don't worry about your skills because present fashions are retro anyway.
2. Soon we will all have Great Fabricator machines that can make anything for each of us on demand (including "filet mignon, three yards of damask silk, a 1965 Ford Mustang"). It will usher in "universal peace and prosperity." ...and the raw materials will come from...?
3. Get yourself a mule and 40 acres on the New Frontier - oh no, he isn't going to say this - yes, floating cities and Venus!

He begins hedging his bets: although self-sufficiency is his touchstone, well, maybe a community of 100,000 is fine if everyone joins voluntarily, each neighborhood issues it's own currency, and everyone lives by the motto "harm no one". By this point, I should not have been surprised when he referenced the Tea Party with favor.

Was this whole book meant as satire? I hope not because the first half was informative and worthwhile. I hope so, because the second half will bring out the guffaws.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected, June 30, 2014
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Have not finished reading this book, so maybe this is not so fair an assessment. Just a bit boring (for me anyway).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Required Reading, August 9, 2013
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Would have made a great magazine article, which can be said for a great many books these days. Robert Higgs' Crisis and Leviathan makes a better case.
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Juggernaut: Why the System Crushes the Only People Who Can Save It by Eric Robert Morse (Paperback - December 14, 2010)
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