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Alex
Mar 27, 2016 Alex rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is about how over the years in the U.S. things have become overly complex all for the purpose of capitalism and the exploitation of the average man. It talks about the creation of "the expert" and the different professions that take on this title and how we have become overriden with complex information that can only properly be handled by an "expert," who of course has to charge you a fee.

The actual writing style of the book can be a bit dry. It's not the easiest read, but then again
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John
Apr 10, 2015 John rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-economics
When I read this book back in 1981, it opened my eyes to the "way life is". It is the most insightful book I have ever read on the subject of personal economics in the real world. Enlightened my scepticism. I naturally drifted into a college major in economics because of the way I thought after this book. It didn't make me rich, but I'm one of those people who likes to have a clear focal point of view.
Donald
Oct 13, 2007 Donald rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This book definitely contributed to my twisted view of the world. If you're cynical already, you might want to skip "The Screwing Of The Average Man." Author Hapgood shows how, with a special language and assortment of weapons at their disposal, doctors, lawyers and even auto mechanics can rip off the rest of us without penalty and evidently without remorse. This book speaks to everyman, and if nothing else makes you feel better about getting screwed.
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