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Hypocrites Half-Wits: A Daily Dose of Sanity from Cafe Hayek
Each day, Donald Boudreaux, professor of economics at George Mason University, writes a letter to the editor of a major American publication. Often, he writes in response to an absurdity offered up by a columnist or politician, or an eye-catching factoid misleadingly taken out of context. This collection, comprised of one hundred of Boudreaux’s best letters, provides intel ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Free to Choose Press
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A great collection of the letters to the editor as originally appeared on Cafe Hayek. Bourdeaux takes shots at all of the media outlets from Fox News to the Huffington Post and no one is safe. Bad economic thinking on the left and the right whether its protectionist policies or doubling down on the welfare state get skewered throughout the book. This isn't a policy book as much as some pointed criticisms at some questionable thought processes.
This is a book of letters to the editor from Professor Boudreaux challenging the status quo thinking of the economically illiterate. With the silly emotionalism in economics today one can only hope that people are reading this rational challenge to the foolishness that abounds. If you are an experienced libertarian there won't be much new here, if not, get it now, cheap on kindle.