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Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

54 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

A must read for everyone...yes...everyone

Amazed at the negative reviews from intellectual baron individuals who comment on books without reading them. If you are TRUE LIBERAL THEN BE OPENED MINDED. It is time for us to wake up and know that we the people have the control. Not the White House, Wall Street o...
Amazed at the negative reviews from intellectual baron individuals who comment on books without reading them. If you are TRUE LIBERAL THEN BE OPENED MINDED. It is time for us to wake up and know that we the people have the control. Not the White House, Wall Street or the Business Plaza. Read this book with an open mind. You may not like all it says but I bet you will find points that you can not disagree with. Think about it...Clinton, to Bush, to Obama. Where are the great men or women in our society. Bring back our common sense. This country will make it!!! I was once left of center. However, my party has left me. Read before you comment. Right or Left! Great book Glenn.

posted by TONYC2010 on October 28, 2010

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29 out of 172 people found this review helpful.

You are all moronic slaves

This book will offer you no salvation, no self-help tips, no actual history, and nothing of value. It will offer you a path to elect officials who represent corporate interests. These same corporate interest want nothing more than to continue the consumerist culture tha...
This book will offer you no salvation, no self-help tips, no actual history, and nothing of value. It will offer you a path to elect officials who represent corporate interests. These same corporate interest want nothing more than to continue the consumerist culture that will lead to our nation's moral, intellectual, and financial bankruptcy. If you believe Glenn Beck, you are a fool. Read a REAL history book, use critical thinking skills, think divergently, and STOP obeying those who wish to keep you on a leash. I am not saying that either party should be listened too, but Beck is a demagogue for Republicans. The right does not care about working people. They only care about keeping you complacent, scared, and dumb so they can destroy our country and planet with impunity. Please STOP and THINK. Then find authors and thinkers who actually want to look out for your interest. Beck is a shill, nothing more. If you can't see it, you are already a slave. For a real understanding of our world, I'd try Orwell, Huxely, Neil Postman, Tony Judt, Glenn Greenwald, Robert Putnam. If you want to go further into the weeds you can move on to Noam Chomsky, Matt Taibbi, Jeremy Rifkin, Chris Hedges, or Slavoj Zizek. Good luck.

posted by 358282 on October 26, 2010

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  • Posted November 6, 2010

    Who's the real moron here...REALLY

    This is a place to review a book...not your political opinions. Go start a blog or bore a relative. Now about the book...I found it to be a mix of serious research and thought, passion, a bit of hyperbole, and, if Beck is correct in his assumptions about the progressive agenda...one scary book. I'm not quite ready to accept the sum total of his positions but have to admit, he makes some very good arguments that need to be considered further.

    35 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    Don't kill the messenger!

    The negative reviews of this book just say that they don't like the author, but give little indication that they have actually read the book. Whether or not you like the messenger, the message is vitally important, well-researched, and understandable for anyone who makes an honest effort. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand how to keep America from flushing itself down the toilet. My main criticism is of the Nook version. The book is full of charts and images that have text in them. Since you cannot zoom in on or enlarge images on the Nook, the text in them is unreadable on the Nook itself. I also downloaded onto my computer the B&B EReader and Nook Study, both of which are free. The small print in the images are readable only in Nook Study.

    15 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2010

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    Solid material even if you don't like Beck

    Glenn Beck is a lightning rod for many people. You love him or hate him. But this book is a solid discussion of the present financial condition the United States finds itself in. We are in trouble. There is no mercy shown to either side of the political aisle. Even conservative favorite Reagan is taken to the woodshed for some of his policies.

    The key message is that America is on the same path just trodden by Iceland, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. We are broke. This is serious and trouble is coming.

    Beck avoids quick fix solutions but searches for immediate changes that will fix the problem over time.

    The wealth of this book in in the back. It is heavily sourced and documented for your own verification and further study. No matter what you may think of the author, you should read this volume.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

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    Highly recommend

    I found this book to be very insightful. It lays out the "real" issues and misdirected information our political system has been manipulating with the American Citizen over many years. If you care about this country, it's Constitution, and what the Founding Fathers wanted for this nation - then this is a must read for you.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    Highly recommend

    This is a great synopsis of the USA's current financial situation, it's root cause(s) and proposes well thought out solutions. The book is factual, well written and well documented.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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