- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Allegiance Press; 1st edition (April 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159467289X
- ISBN-13: 978-1594672897
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,163,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pay to the Order of Puerto Rico: The Cost of Dependence Hardcover – April 1, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
This book argues that Puerto Rico costs the United States $Billions per year. This dependency is addictive and is holding Puerto Rico back.
The book is an enjoyable read about an important policy issue, but in context of other relationships the United States has with other foreign bodies, the neither fish nor fowl status of Puerto Rico pales in comparison to greater levels of support for South Korea and Israel. Additionally, holding Puerto Rico doesn't embroil the United States in the quarrels of others, unlike the support for the former two nations. One is also hesitant to see Puerto Rico's tax dodges as anything different than that of Delaware's tax structure.
On the whole, this book is a very interesting take on the issue of Puerto Rico.
Alexander Odishelidze's and Arthur Laffer's book, Pay to the Order of Puerto Rico, is a cry for freedom for the Territory of Puerto Rico and its people. The authors, well-known in their fields, offer a viewpoint that does not require a degree in economics to understand it.
Whether one agrees with Laffer's conservative politics or Odeshelidze's prescription does not challenge the facts of the situation. The book is clearly written, wastes no time on trivia and its length belies the quick read that it is.
Pay to the Order of Puerto Rico is valuable for putting the facts in front of the American public. While the USA is messing around in the Middle East, the theme of this book is a plea to right the wrongs far closer to home.
Review written by
Florence Hackman, CFA
This costs US taxpayers dollars and Puerto Ricans self respect.
Essential book for Accountants, CPA, Economist, Tax writer, Citizens, lawmaker.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dear prospective reader, do not waste your time and money with this book. Notwithstanding the disrespect to Puerto Ricans and the lack of professionalism this book exerts, its main... Read morePublished on September 10, 2005 by Dennis R. Hidalgo
I read this book and was amazed at how much you can learn about the island of Puerto Rico, especially from someone that didn't come from there (a Russian native). Read morePublished on June 26, 2005 by P.D. Quinones
After trying to read this book I started to wonder how Arthur Laffer agreed to co-author this. Who told Mr. Odishelitze that he was an authority on the subject? Read morePublished on June 16, 2005 by Eduardo Baez
After reading " Pay to the order of Puerto Rico"., I was shocked to see how the pharmaceuticals take advantage of our territorial status in order to make billions in profits while... Read morePublished on December 16, 2004 by Jennie Mystique
Bought the book on the hopes that it would somehow be the one to reach large American audiences and shake them off their "Puerto Rico, where do I take the bus to get there? Read morePublished on October 10, 2004 by Luis Geigel