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Are the Rich Necessary? by Hunter Lewis
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Jun 04, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: political
Read in February, 2009

I was very disappointed in this book. The author claims that he will attempt to explain both sides to each topic. Well I guess he fulfills this promise if by explain, he means he will acknowledge and move on. The author tries to give himself an out on this by claiming that not all topics require much discussion to understand. This just illustrates the ignorance by the author on the opposing point of view to his own. Several times throughout the book the author simplifies an opposing viewpoint to his lengthy discussion of his obviously preferred point, many times these counterpoints have much more depth then what he leads on to.

By no means should this book be your sole source or even in your top 10 choices for good books on economics.

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