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* Outsourcing (why it's good for Americans) and zoning restrictions (why they're not)
* Why central planning has never worked and never will
* How prices operate in a free market (and why socialist schemes like rent control always backfire)
* How labor unions actually hurt workers more than they help them
* Why increasing the minimum wage is always a bad idea
* Why the free market is the best guard against racism
* How capitalism will save the environment--and why Communist countries were the most polluted on earth
* Raising taxes: why it is never "responsible"
* Why no genuine advocate for the downtrodden could endorse the dehumanizing Welfare State
* The single biggest myth underlying the public's support for government regulation of business
* Antitrust suits: usually filed by firms that lose in free competition
* How tariffs and other restrictions "protect" privileged workers but make other Americans poorer
* The IMF and World Bank: why they don't help poor countries
* Plus: Are you a capitalist pig? Take the quiz and find out! Breezy, witty, but always clear, precise, and elegantly reasoned, The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Capitalism is a solid and entertaining guide to free market economics. With his twelve-step plan for understanding the free market, Murphy shows why conservatives should resist attempts to socialize America and fight spiritedly for the free market.
The book comes across as one long "straw man" argument. The author claims that his book will deal only with "pure capitalism" which he defines as follows:... Read morePublished 17 days ago by S. Lange
My prof told me that capitolism makes us buy consumerist things we don't want and that was proven by Galbrath. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Dorm Sociologist, Madison WI GO BADGERS
I had to read this book for a college course. All I have to say is I'm glad I read it. It made me realize just how much I do not agree with certain people and how jaded and... Read morePublished 27 days ago by willow28
This book is a comedy and a tragedy--a tragicomedy. I found myself wondering whether I should be laughing at the sheer stupidity of the assertions, or crying because people... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found this book to be informative and it gave me a better understanding of how world finances work. I did find it to be outdated. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Wheelgun Guy
Not for Marxists or worshippers of Zinn but if you want to have other explanations for why the economy works and doesn't work and the role of the government in the economy this... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Louis S. Menyhert