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Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World Hardcover – July 30, 2019
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"What a captivating idea Socialism Sucks embraces! A worldwide tour guide written in plain English by two high-end economists. An invasion of the world's most highly regulated hot spots where they can't even ef ciently produce or distribute something as simple and lovable as beer. A down-to-earth, almost fable-like lesson showing socialism's failures for all the world to see. And it even has some sidesplitting hilarity thrown in. I knew these guys were great; but I didn't know this side of them. Buy this book. Give it to your children and grandchildren, and to anyone who touts the nonsense--now fashionable in some American circles--that government power somehow produces more happiness than personal liberty." (Judge Andrew Napolitano Fox News)
"What is 'socialism'? And do countries that overindulge in it wake up with bad hangovers? You bet they do. Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell give you the hair-of-the-dog cure. They provide a dose of political economy knowledge mixed with an understanding of the bene ts of economic freedom, add a strong dash of humor, and top it off with a cold beer. Have a Bob & Ben Eye-Opener and you'll feel like (and live in a place where you can make) a million dollars!" (P.J. O'Rourke author of #1 New York Times bestseller Parliament of Whores)
About the Author
Benjamin Powell is the executive director of the Free Market Institute and a professor of economics in the Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. He’s the author or editor of six other books and has appeared regularly on television and in the popular press.
- Publisher : Regnery Publishing (July 30, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 162157945X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1621579458
- Item Weight : 11.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.9 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #75,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A great pleasure it is to read Socialism Sucks because it will surely get through to at least some young people who have been so horribly misled. The book is an admirable tapestry of sound economics presented in an engaging narrative. Bravo!
The economics is sound. The stories are entertaining. And the topic is of the utmost importance to those struggling in poor countries around the world—as well as those in rich countries considering policies that would reduce their standard of living. Socialism Sucks is a must-read. And you’ll enjoy it.
But to take the time and energy to pass up on those ripe subjects and choose to very thoughtfully point out the allure and catastrophe that is socialism in a very approachable way is a real achievement (as opposed to pointing out the relative lack of any redeeming qualities of anything along the Ohio river). So buy this book (and maybe some Black Keys albums).
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Try to get some real world facts to them before there indoctrination is complete by there marxist no nothing professors.