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Brilliant, Inspiring, this Book Touches the Heart,
This review is from: What Would Jefferson Do? (Hardcover)
Yes, this is a book about government, about history. Yet over and over again, I felt my heart touched, and on a few occassions, tears welling in my eyes. Thom Hartmann has, by a strange accident of fate, become an extraordinary Jefferson scholar. When you combine the visionary mind of Rennaisance man Thom Hartmann with the revolutionary genius of an earlier Tom-- Thomas Jefferson, you get a book that wakes you up and gets you thinking about what you can do, what the nation and the world need to do to stop the founders of America from turning in their graves and stop the nation's turn toward decreased rights, liberties and freedom.
If you read political books, this is one you don't want to miss. Hartmann may not be as recognizable a name as some, but his ideas stand at least as tall, with the added strength of a unique vision that spans the centuries past and the centuries to come. This is a book that will become a classic people will read 50, even 100 years from now.
Hartmann is also one of the smartest, most informed talk show hosts in America today. He's been ranked among the top 100 in the business. His show can be called liberal, progressive, yet it is civil without nastiness. He says it is aimed at the radical middle.
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Initial post: Dec 5, 2006 9:26:33 AM PST
Hartmann's observance of Jefferson are correct he did make the government bigger and to its fault. Government and elected leaders spending our money and stifling our production never will understand how to cure the ills of our society. More laws, and more regulation is a recipe for MORE problems and less freedom. Thom just doesn't understand remedies the way a quality economist does. He sees the problems but links the solution to government intervention implemented by HIS political party which is just getting whipped by a different governemental evil. If Governments are made up of people and these people tend to be bureaucrats and they specialize in no production.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2010 8:00:36 PM PDT
Hercule Poirot says:
You could say that about the current CEOs being all bureaucrats and not being able to produce. Look at HMO - they are alwaying coming up with some new rule and/or regulation to avoiding paying claims. Sounds like bureaucracy to me.
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