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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
Mar 19, 2013 Zach rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Johns
Apr 12, 2016 Johns rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book packed with statistics that prove tax revenues go up when the rate is cut. The work concluded with a brief in favor of the Flat Tax.

What caught my eye though was the author's masterful use of direct quotes from John F. Kennedy, the darling of the Democrats. Would that they would embrace JFK's tax policies instead of FDR's.

Here is one extended quote from Mr. Kennedy: "It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today, and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the
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Jason
Dec 09, 2012 Jason rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
William "Spig"
The information presented "Who's the Fairest of them all" resonates with my own views on tax policy and wealth re-distribution. However the book was so one sided that it bordered on propaganda. I'd love to have a point - counter point or a recognition that there are second and third order effects that need to be looked at / understood when creating tax policy. The author is obviously anti-Obama but make your points with research and common sense not leaving out key points that forget that the el ...more
Paul
Dec 05, 2012 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Very informative and more interesting than you would expect from this sort of subject.
Louis
Dec 01, 2014 Louis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 24, 2013 Vlad Rudko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 14, 2013 Mike Snelling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 23, 2013 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good read. Now to go back through and review the numbers again.
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