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Who's the Fairest of Them All?: The Truth about Opportunity, Taxes, and Wealth in America

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President Obama has declared that the standard by which all policies and policy outcomes are judged is fairness. He declared in 2011 that "we've sought to ensure that every citizen can count on some basic measure of security. We do this because we recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any moment, might face hard times, might face bad ...more
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Published October 1st 2012 by Encounter Books (first published September 25th 2012)
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Zach
Unless you've been living under a rock your whole life, you're probably aware that tax policy is at the core of most arguments coming out of Washington D.C. If you've ever dived into the subject, you've probably found yourself sucked into a confusing hodgepodge of tax claims that contradict each other. Who's telling the truth? The first step to discovering the truth is to realize that taxes are complicated, and therefore, nobody really knows what they're talking about. The second step is to buy ...more
Jason
Well written and well researched. The author makes some great points and logical deductions, however, there are times that the author allows his bias to get in the way of preventing facts. Overall, a good read.
Paul


Very informative and more interesting than you would expect from this sort of subject.
Louis
This book is a fantastic read, and packs a lot of information into a very short book (it only took me about three hours to read it). In a very clear, concise way, Moore busts so many of the myths told by the liberal intelligentsia, and exposes the fallacies behind the claims of needing a minimum wage increase, that the "rich" don't pay their "fair share", that tax increases and government spending stimulate growth, etc.

It's a great primer for those that instinctively understand that the claims o
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Vlad Rudko
Awesome book, quite easy to read for someone without much economic background. The author presents lots of historical data in the text as well as using graphs and tables. He also provides interesting background on a number of things without straying too much from the main topic. Personal opinions of the author are clearly stated as such. The book is very well written in general and the last two chapters bring it to a great conclusion.
Mike Snelling
Mostly political & was written in a way that dates it to 2012 - during the political campaign. Still the info in it is valuable, as is the mind-set. Worth reading. (borrow my copy)
Monica
Very good read. Now to go back through and review the numbers again.
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