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Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism

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There's little truly "progressive" about Progressivism. True progress happens when humans are free, yet the Progressive agenda substantially diminishes freedom while promising the unachievable. Excuse Me, Professor provides a handy reference for anyone actively engaged in advancing liberty, with essential essays debunking more than 50 Progressive clichés.

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 28th 2015 by Regnery Publishing
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Sarah Seawell
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Common Sense

The Austrians were right. No one single person possesses or group of people possess the knowledge of millions of creative, productive individuals. Leaving people free to run their own lives will enrich all of us.
Allen Bagby
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best little books I've read on dismantling "Liberal/Progressive/Democrat" ideology and the mythology about it and them created by mass media/culture. If you want straight-forward, well-reasoned arguments for conservative thought read this pithy passionate book.
Joe Denison
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommended for students but also for anyone who professes a progressive political stance. This book exposes the many fallacies of progressivism in a series of simple essays, each dedicated to a specific topic. How unfortunate for the many progressives I know who will never read this book.
This is a “must read”! Great series of essays that challenge the myths of progressivism. My favorites were entitled “FDR was elected in 1932 on a Progressive Platform to Plan the Economy” 😂, “The Great Depression Was a Calamity of Unfettered Capitalism” 😂😂, and “Jesus Christ was a Progressive Because He Advocated Income Redistribution to Help the Poor”. These are just three of the 52 essays that you will find in this brilliant compilation of essays that shatter the myths of progressivism.
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: social-studies
A wonderful series of essays that will provide you an answer any time a Progressive starts trying to tell you how the world should work. It extols the virtues of true capitalism and demonstrates that it's the government intervention that puts the drag on the economy, not "greedy capitalists.

All the essays are fairly short so it's a quick read as well.

A good book to have on your phone.
eliezer d lugo jr
Truth 101

This book should be a college course both undergraduate and graduate. Every college student should be exposed to the truth.
Whitney Grindberg
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
I should read this every year.
Legacy Dad
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book uses facts, case studies, and research to debunk or at least offer an objective view on many common progressive ideas taught in today's schools and universities. While these ideas, toted by many politicians and academics, sound great in theory, Reed gives you the reality of how they've played out in history and in our modern age.

The idea that a few chosen elites in Washington can decide what is best for each individual and family in our diverse nation is a ridiculous lie that far too
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dry and lots of repetition but interesting points!
Shane Hawk
A pleasure to read. Sound arguments were legion. Each chapter consisted of an essay dispelling some premise put forth by progressives, fifty-two in all. Authors vary.
Ubiratan Motta Filho
Argumentos muito repetitivos, porém muito bom até a página 50
Claudia Keynes
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book set me free.
Eduardo Garcia-Gaspar
Es una colección de poco más de 50 capítulos de autores varios. En cada uno de ellos se trata un tema, el de una frase o idea que es juzgada como un clisé, algo repetido y sin fundamento, que altera a la economía, a la política y a la sociedad. En otras palabras, es una exploración de malas ideas en esos campos.
La lectura es breve y simple, con usualmente buena argumentación. Una manera muy aceptable para que el lector haga trabajar a sus neuronas poniendo en tela de juicio ideas de escaso méri
Michael Mechsner
A great way to rerun old articles, but just the same a good read.

Only gave it three stars because it is a rehash of old articles. That said, if you haven't read them it's worth the read.
Eric Naykalyk
Apr 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Well laid out, with short introductions regarding numerous topics viewed from the perspective of classical liberalism. Would have appreciated a little more depth and a little less rhetoric with each chapter, but not a bad introduction.
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Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Easy to read book of essays on the role of freedom to and liberty in economics.
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Lawrence W. Reed is the president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the author or editor of several books, including Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism. Before joining FEE, he served as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan, and chaired Northwood University’s department of economics. Reed has written some 1,500 articles f ...more
“The progressive intellectuals and their followers are in awe of what they think they might accomplish through the use of government power. They might benefit if they stopped to smell the roses. Like the rest of the natural world, what real life in a free environment actually accomplishes is much more awesome.” 1 likes
“other words, the meaningful conversation we should be having is about absolute poverty, not relative poverty. In so many of the discussions about income inequality,” 0 likes
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