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The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America

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8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Well written and incisive.

Well written and incisive.

posted by 383761 on April 5, 2013

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2 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

If you read this book, you will have achieved a net reduction in

If you read this book, you will have achieved a net reduction in new knowledge!

posted by kmurph on April 5, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    If you like Kenneth Galbraith you'll be equally impressed by Dav

    If you like Kenneth Galbraith you'll be equally impressed by David Stockman's witty, insightful, acebic commentary on economics and the foibles of our economic and political leadership I could also see overtones of P.J. O'Rourke in both style and content. A useful book for college and high school Economics teachers--common sense without graphs, formulas, and Economic "laws." The good news is you get a ton of paper and ink for your money--pages. Carry this puppy around and people will think you are really "in" to Economics.



    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    David Stockman explains what has happened to the American econom

    David Stockman explains what has happened to the American economy, but not in an easily understood manner.
    He jumps around in his topics, he is disorganized, and has a tendency to repeat himself.
    I have read this book three times to grasp his thesis.
    Also sometimes he assumes you know the technical details and abbreviations.
    But overall it is a very comprehensive look at why our economy is failing. The main reason is instead of job growth, the economy and the Federal government have been built on debt. The crash of 2008 was the end of the debt cycle growth. We are basically in a deflationary period, but it is being supported by the Fed's liquidity. Instead of going to Main Street, the asset buying is providing funds to the Federal government to create some economic activity by paying its bills and to the banks to buy stocks and bonds to keep the stock market from falling. That is why Main Street has seen no recovery and Wall Street has.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    The book is a real slog to read. It is unnecessarily long and r

    The book is a real slog to read. It is unnecessarily long and repetitive, primarily because
    his material
    is poorly organized. But the huge virtue of the book, and that which makes it worthwhile is that he tells the truth as best he can. He is the fox who knows where the feathers are hidden.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    Good information is very long

    Excellent info but repetitive and long presentation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 2, 2013

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