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31 of 63 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2010
The book states a variety of fantastic facts that are prevelant in our country. The problem I have is the title and obvious pander to the right. The fact is, no president, now or in the future can change this. Obama has hardly been in office for a year and already he is being blamed for everything. I understand the author takes the position that Obama isn't the main culprit, but with a title like that he could spend half the book explaining how most every republican and democrat for generations has created this monster, but people would still walk away with the message the title sends. There are not enough trees to cut down that can print a book long enough to write all the instances in the past 100 years that are the EXACT same situations hi-lighted in this book. The book could be called Reaganomics, Bushonomics, Clintomics, Nixonomics, and the list goes on, but like the positive review mentioned, it is corporatism. What it shouldn't be called is Obamanomics. Not because I'm all for Obama, but because he is hardly to blame. Nor could his push for change could have even come close to changing all this.
Our president is powerful, but not powerful enough to completely change the ebb and flow of our countries worst habits. Obama has done an incredible job being a president of change. He is certainly running the office differently than any politician in recent history. We can't expect him to get large corporations to all of a sudden stop doing business as usual. Like influencing policy or simply taking advantage of it. A large percentage of our politicians and corporations have been doing this well over a century and expecting his presidency to do this is asking him to be Moses and part the sea.
The book talks about some great stuff, but the title puts blame where blame doesn't belong. A disgusting pander to sell books. The author knew this and you can see it in his face when he speaks publicly about the book.
Don't by this book. It is not an honest title and the author absolutely knows it. The author is obviously intelligent and has a strong pen, hopefully he will be comfortable enough to write his next book without using someone elses name to sell copies.