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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Very insightful book about the modern economy.  Packer deftly sh

Very insightful book about the modern economy.  Packer deftly shows how our institutions are failing us and how some people how found new ways to sustain themselves.

posted by Anonymous on May 23, 2013

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9 out of 116 people found this review helpful.

The satisfaction with which the "unwinding" of America

The satisfaction with which the "unwinding" of America is described only underlines Parker's agenda: The "radical transformation" of the country promised by Our Dear Leader. The faux sad tone with which Parker describes the condition of the economy o...
The satisfaction with which the "unwinding" of America is described only underlines Parker's agenda: The "radical transformation" of the country promised by Our Dear Leader. The faux sad tone with which Parker describes the condition of the economy only thinly veils his satisfaction that the Obama Recession (five years and counting) is the driving force behind the drive towards a state-controlled economy. Get a job, Parker.

posted by Slothmorse on May 21, 2013

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  • Posted May 21, 2013

    The satisfaction with which the "unwinding" of America

    The satisfaction with which the "unwinding" of America is described only underlines Parker's agenda: The "radical transformation" of the country promised by Our Dear Leader. The faux sad tone with which Parker describes the condition of the economy only thinly veils his satisfaction that the Obama Recession (five years and counting) is the driving force behind the drive towards a state-controlled economy. Get a job, Parker.

    9 out of 116 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Do not review a book until you have read it douche

    It is misleading

    4 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    I'm on the B&N website, searching for new reading material.

    I'm on the B&N website, searching for new reading material.

    I was considering this book until I saw this:  "There’s a pervasive sense that “nothing was locked down,”
    thanks to the erosion of bank regulations that for 50 years averted the panics, and meltdowns that now
    push the middle class to the brink."

    OK, so it was only "bank regulations" that kept the country sound for several centuries.  If I want to read about how MORE government is needed (they already tell me how to flush my toilet and light my home), I'll subscribe to the NYT.  In the meantime, I'll pass on this book. 

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 10, 2014

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