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1.0 out of 5 stars Warning, May 26, 2014
This review is from: Economics: Private and Public Choice (Hardcover)
This book is a climate denial text written by professors who work for the Koch Brothers (Americans For Prosperity). It is conservative propaganda masquerading as objective science. If you are a hardened Fox News fan ... this book is for you.

Before investing in this book, please google "koch, fsu, economics" and click on the link "Is Charles Koch Funding Climate Science Denial in Florida"
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Initial post: May 28, 2014 8:41:06 AM PDT
Reviewer and Other Readers:
For the record, I have never worked for, or received any funds from the Koch brothers or Americans For Prosperity, nor any of their charitable organizations. Further, the Stavros Center for Economic Education and Free Enterprise at Florida State University which I direct has never received any funds from the Koch brothers or Americans For Prosperity, nor any of their charitable organizations. While you are certainly welcome to review the book and express your opinions, I respectfully request that you remove the false statement that I (or any of my coauthors) work for the Koch Brothers, either now or in the past, from your review and communications with others. This notice is being provided pursuant to the provisions of Florida Statutes 770.01. Please be governed accordingly.

James D. Gwartney

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2014 11:05:21 AM PDT
Catte says:
Is this not in reference to your center?"A foundation bankrolled by Libertarian businessman Charles G. Koch has pledged $1.5 million for positions in Florida State University's economics department. In return, his representatives get to screen and sign off on any hires for a new program promoting "political economy and free enterprise."http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/billionaires-role-in-hiring-decisions-at-florida-state-university-raises/1168680

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2014 3:00:16 PM PDT
Grant Parks says:
FSU Economics works for the Koch bros.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2014 11:43:44 PM PDT
Ahem... from the acknowledgements on page iv of Mr. Gwartney's Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report....

"Thanks also go to the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation and the Searle Freedom Trust for their support." (http://www10.iadb.org/intal/intalcdi/PE/2011/07898.pdf)

Whoops... O.O

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 7:47:42 AM PDT
K. says:
I love the Holocaust reference. Remind me again of how many deaths have been PROVABLY linked to "climate change" (that it's now called climate CHANGE is a clear indication of what a fraud this pseudo-scientific theory is).

And ad hominem is a well known logical fallacy. Have you any claims factual incorrectness and improper introduction of theory or is all you've got is broad strokes and innuendo?

Lastly, why are lefties so afraid of the Koch brothers? The are small potatoes compared to the top 10 political contributors, most of whom are LEFTIST contributors.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2014 11:09:12 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 11, 2014 12:50:21 PM PDT
"I love the Holocaust reference."

Spoken like a true Nazi.

"Remind me again of how many deaths have been PROVABLY linked to "climate change" (that it's now called climate CHANGE is a clear indication of what a fraud this pseudo-scientific theory is)."

Yawn. Another delusional reality-denier. Here are a few more reality checks for you: evolution, gravity, and the Earth orbiting the sun are also proven scientific facts.

"And ad hominem is a well known logical fallacy."

And what would a reality-denier, like you, know about logic? If a logical thought ever accidentally entered your brain, your immune system would attack it immediately.

"Have you any claims factual incorrectness and improper introduction of theory or is all you've got is broad strokes and innuendo?"

I tried reading that 5 times and the only question I have is: how much longer before you receive your ESL certificate?

"Lastly, why are lefties so afraid of the Koch brothers?

One - not a Liberal, and two - not afraid of those idiots or their grammar-challenged supporters.

"The are small potatoes compared to the top 10 political contributors, most of whom are LEFTIST contributors."

Facts and Fox News fanatics. As you just proved ... go together like the positive and negative ends of a magnet. (look it up)
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