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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2004

    not liberal, not conservative

    This is a great book! It shows Stossel's libertarian mind. He is not one of those liberal socialists who want to expand the government, regulate all industries, and over protect everybody; he is not one of those right-wing minded conservatives who think they can tell you what to do with your life, imposing all their misunderstood moral values. Stossel just defends free-market as a true libertarian (although Stossel does not call himself libertarian), tired of all regulations that are killing the free spirit of this country. Five stars for a great book. Five stars for a great writer with a great sense of humor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2004

    Do Without the FDA? Give ME a break, John

    Mr Stossel apparently has a problem with the government regulating food and drugs (through the Food and Drug Administration, founded in the Era of Theodore Roosevelt) so we can keep people safe from tainted food and bogus and/or harmful drugs. He said on C-Span's show Book Events recently that the FDA should be an 'advisory', not a regulatory agency. Hmmm. Maybe he should read 'Upton Sinclair's' classic book 'The Jungle' so he can find out about the amount of sickness and death connected with the beef industry 100 years ago. That's one of the main reasons we have an FDA, John Stossel. Well, personally, I have no problem with the premise that market capitalism is a good thing. But we need a tough dog, not a sly fox, to watch the henhouse (i.e.,the safety and health of the average American consumer) and only seeing one side of the argument doesn't do justice to the complex world we live in. That's why we need agencies like FDA and the SEC. I guess if you like reading Libertarian firewater, this one's for you. Those of us who remember the multi-billion dollar ripoffs at Enron, the alledged creative accounting of Arthur Andersen, or the Savings and Loan meltdown of the 1980's need not bother with this manifesto.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2004

    A Comment on the Publisher's Weekly 'comments'

    The Publisher's Weekly review of this book refers to 'conservative Bernard Goldberg'. Bernard Goldberg is NOT a conservative. He is an admitted liberal who could no longer, in conscience, look the other way, while the liberal media in general distorted the truth of so many stories and ignored too many others, in it's determined efforts to twist the truth to better serve liberal palates.

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